Participants in the MNO Women’s Council gatheringprior to the 2017 MNO Annual General Assemblyearlier this year. Click here for larger photo.Prior to the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Annual General Assembly (AGA) in August, a gathering of Métis women took place and they re-named the Women’s Secretariat of the Métis Nation of Ontario (WSMNO) the MNO Women’s Council.
In addition, the MNO Women’s Council was re-structured to allow for one Representative from each MNO region as well as maintaining the position of Spokesperson. WSMNO Spokesperson Sharon Cadeau became the MNO Women’s Council Spokesperson and three WSMNO representatives became the MNO Women’s Council Representatives for Regions 6, 8 and 9.
To fill the other six Representative positions, the MNO Women’s Council issued a call for nominees, which closed on September 15. Eleven excellent individuals were nominated. While the MNO Women’s Council appreciated all the nominations, after lengthy consideration they selected six.
The following will serve as the members of the MNO Women’s Council until elections in 2020.
Spokesperson – Sharon Cadeau
Region 1 Representative – Colette Surovy
Region 2 Representative – Kelly Camacho
Region 3 Representative – Liliane Ethier
Region 4 Representative – June Smart
Region 5 Representative – Bernie Picco
Region 6 Representative – Cora Bunn
Region 7 Representative – Bonny Cann
Region 8 Representative – Pearl Gabona
Region 9 Representative – Suzanne Jackson
Congratulations to the new MNO Women’s Council!
Posted: September 26, 2017