The Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Financial Literacy Program. This program is available to all MNO Citizens with the goal of improving the overall financial literacy and well-being of Metis individuals, families, and the Metis Nation as a whole. There are two streams involved with the Financial Literacy Program.

• Client-based: You have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Financial Literacy Coordinator to work towards reaching your identified goals. The process begins with an assessment of your specific needs and goals, then all discussions and provided resources are specific to you and your needs. Contact us directly to enroll in this program.
• Community-based: The program also provides generic financial literacy information and materials through workshops, webinars, and resource creation and distribution. Keep an eye out on this webpage for updates.

To access our current available resources, please see the following links:

By increasing overall financial literacy, we hope to empower members of the Metis Nation to make sound financial decisions independently and achieve a greater sense of security and success in their financial undertakings. If there are financial literacy topics you’d like to learn more about, we’d love to hear your suggestions.

CONTACT: To access the Program’s services or to learn more about the Program, please contact the MNO’s Metis Housing Programs Team by email at or by phone at (705) 722-5022 ext. 302

Virtual Financial Literacy Workshops

The Financial Literacy Program creates and facilitates virtual workshops as part of the ‘Community-Based’ stream of programs offered. These workshops touch on various financial literacy topics that can be helpful for those who are planning on eventual homeownership.

Dealing with Debt Workshop

This 50-minute workshop can help you to understand the difference between good and bad debt, create strategies to help you manage your budget with debt reduction as a goal, as well as tips on how you can get out of debt faster.

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This 45-minute workshop covers budgeting for homeownership – understanding how your current budget will change once you become a homeowner, learning about the costs of buying and maintaining a home, and considering what you can do to prepare your budget for homeownership.

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This 45-minute workshop is all about your down payment – how much you need, where it can come from, and what supports exist to help you maximize your savings, including information on the MNO Home Buyers Contribution Program.

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This 45-minute workshop dives into qualifying for a mortgage – understanding how mortgages work, what information you’ll need to provide, and how to overcome some of the common qualifying barriers.

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This virtual Lunch & Learn Workshop will provide valuable information and insights into all of the costs of buying a home.

  • who you pay your money to
  • what amount you’re required to pay
  • where each amount can come from
  • when you make each payment
  • why each cost is required

Plus, a closer look at the MNO’s Home Buyers Contribution Program and the 10 steps you’ll need to take when buying your first home.

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