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COVID-19 – April 9th

Apr 9, 2020

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Métis-specific emergency response (PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WIDELY)

*Full program details and instructions available on the MN-S website

On March 31, 2020 the Métis Nation Saskatchewan announced $2.88 million for immediate emergency COVID-19 relief measures for childcare, housing, and PPE. Below is a summary.

MN–S Emergency Housing Support Program

  • One-time $500 payment to Métis households needing relief
  • Available to registered and self-identifying Métis households accepted by the Métis community
  • Download the application for emergency relief funds hereand submit the completed application to your regional office.
  • Contact your Regional repto register for emergency funds / 1-833-343-8391

MN–S Childcare Support 

  • One-time $500 per child to a maximum of $2,500
  • Children must be under 10; registered MN–S citizens; resident of SK for the past 6 months
  • An MN–S daycare for first responders and emergency workers will also be available
  • Full criteria and online applications are available on the MN–S website.
  • You can access the application here. Submit the completed application tochildcare@mns.work.
  • Contact Lisa Fleming at lfleming@mns.workor 1-833-343-8391

MN–S Personal Protective Equipment Program

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may include hand sanitizer, masks, disinfectant cleaning supplies, gloves, clinical thermometers
  • Available to registered and self-identifying Métis
  • MN–S will access and distribute supplies and Regions will identify at-risk Métis
  • Identify need to your Regional representative/ 1-833-343-8391




COVID-19 Information Online

Residents of Saskatchewan can go to www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19  for the latest COVID-19 information.


We encourage the entire GDI community to continue to follow preventative actions, including:

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette;
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands;
  • Maintain safe food practices; and,
  • Use social distancing of two meters (six feet) between yourself and others.


The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency’s (SPSA) toll free line, 1-855-559-5502, is now being offered 24 hours, 7 days a week.  The SPSA toll free line was established in order to answer non-health specific questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.



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