Policy #2024-001: PCMNO Governance Compensation Framework

On March 10, 2024, the PCMNO adopted Policy #2024-001: Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) Governance Compensation Framework. It takes effect once the 2024 PCMNO election results are certified by the MNO Chief Electoral Officer, replacing all prior PCMNO compensation frameworks.

This policy aims to create a fair, transparent, and accountable compensation system for the PCMNO, aligning with similar Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments with similar roles and duties.

This policy applies to PCMNO positions including:

  • President,
  • Chair,
  • Vice-Chair,
  • Secretary-Treasurer,
  • Executive Senator,
  • PCMNO Senators,
  • Regional Councilors,
  • Youth Representative, and
  • Post-Secondary Representative

As part of the MNO’s journey of self-determination and self-government, this policy builds upon the 2020 PCMNO Compensation Framework. It simplifies that model, clarifies roles and responsibilities, updates compensation data, and introduces a framework for Provincial Secretary positions. PCMNO Compensation is categorized into full-time and part-time commitments, with corresponding compensation rates for each position. PCMNO members are ineligible for honoraria but are eligible for reimbursement of expenses incurred in their elected roles.

This policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure alignment with evolving self-government goals and updated compensation data.

This policy specifically addresses governance compensation for the PCMNO. The broader issue of governance compensation for Community Councils will be a focus of the incoming PCMNO administration as part of the wider Fiscal Financing Agreement discussions with government.

We look forward to the effective implementation of this policy and its contribution to the continued progress of the MNO.

Questions relating to this Policy can be directed to MNO Chief Strategy Officer