Candidate for MNO Youth Council Region 9 Youth Representative

Paige Coture, candidate for  MNO Youth Council Region 9 Youth Representative


My name is Paige Coture. I am running for the Region 9 Youth Representative on the Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council. I am hoping for your support for my re-election. I am a descendant of the Coture-Jones and Jones-Blette dit Sorrelle family line. I am a mud town Métis born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario.

I am currently working as an Educational Assistant in a Special Education classroom for over 3 years. My passion is to support my community’s vulnerable youths by being an advocate for them as well as our metis youth. I understand that youth may not have the ability to speak up. I believe everyone deserves to have someone in their corner. The same goes for our Métis youth. For the past four years, I have served as the MNOYC Region 9 youth representative. Before the MNOYC I sat as a youth rep on Grand River for about two years. I have helped create and run the last four Youth Leadership Conferences with two of them presented through Zoom during COVID. I have attended several self-governance workshops to gain a better understanding of what it means to have self-governance for the MNO. I have the skills and knowledge to inform future youth to navigate their MNO programs and services. I had the honour of presenting the first youth leadership award to a Métis youth in my region.

I have had the pleasure of growing up with the Métis culture and way of life. My grandfather; Peter Coture has served his community as the president of the GLMC for almost 30 years. I hope one day I’ll be able to contribute to our community as much as my Grandfather has. My mother Angie-Lee Coture has always spoken up for our community as a strong voice for Métis women. Being able to witness her voice inspires me to do the same for the youth community. For myself, growing up I didn’t have the opportunities to share my culture with my fellow youth. Being on the MNOYC has allowed me this opportunity and continues to shape me today.

If I am re-elected I promise to continue my role on the MNOYC. To be the voice for our Youth in Region 9 building relationships and creating connections across the homeland. I plan to help create a way for Youth to be supported physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I would love to continue to strengthen my relationships and make new ones in the coming years. I feel that my educational background and the skills I have gained in my career, having 6 years’ worth of council experience makes me a great candidate to continue my role at the MNOYC.

If you want to get in touch with me and ask me any questions, my email is
Thank you again for your continued support.


Paige Coture
Region 9 Youth Representative