Giving a Voice to Youth
Aware of the challenges awaiting future generations, the MMF has made certain to provide support to Metis youth, wherever they are located in the province. By establishing the Youth Council, the MMF hopes to be tuned into its youth representatives, their needs, and the barriers they face on a daily basis, in the areas of education, job searching or even when it comes to just maintaining a connection with the rich history of those who have gone before them.
Comprised of nine members, including one representative from the MMF and one from the Infinity Women Secretariat, the Youth Council comes under the authority of Minister Richard Genaille and his Associate Minister, Mona Buors, for the Heritage, Culture, Sports and Youth portfolio.
A true bridge between generations, the Youth Council is also intended to be a path towards Metis youth accountability. Those that, maybe tomorrow, we’ll find at the controls of a Metis government focused on the future.