Do all Métis in BC Have Equitable Access to Services – No

BC Métis Federation is sharing an important report completed this week which was an environmental scan reviewing alleged Metis programs and services available to Métis in BC.

For years BC Métis Federation members have been reporting that they can’t access basic services such as health care, employment and training, child and family, etc for a variety of reasons.

Therefore BC Métis Federation contracted two independent consultants to review the actual on the ground situation in BC and the findings and report are clear about key inequality and lack of accessibility for all Métis people in BC. The report provides four key recommendations:

  1. Challenges with Métis access to information;
  2. There needs to be more equitable access to Métis services for all Métis;
  3. There needs to be accountable distribution of Métis program funds;
  4. There needs to be increased Métis specific resources

There is never a more important time to address this than in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis which is significantly impacting BC Métis Federation members and no Métis safety or investment support has been provided to our 3100 members.

We strongly encourage the members to read the report. Thank you to consultants Marlane Christensen and Dr. Janet Newbury for this critical work.

To review the Environmental Scan Final Report, click here.

3 Responses to Do all Métis in BC Have Equitable Access to Services – No

  1. Sharon Eyford April 1, 2020 at 9:12 pm #

    I read your write up about on equitable access to services. Really liked it. This is sooo important

    to know about. This I tried to review the environmental scan final report but it kept coming up

    with error not longer available and wondered if you knew about this clitch.,???

    Thanks and keep up with your messages Keith.

    • Keith Henry April 2, 2020 at 10:15 am #

      Thank you Sharon,

      We will look into this asap?

      The link had an error which has been resent this am.

      Thank you

      Keith Henry

  2. Sharon Eyford April 2, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

    Thanks Keith, always want to keep up with the news. Especially now days !!!

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