About – Health
Wellness Through Our Lands (WTOL) Program – Miyooayaan Aansaamb (Wellness Together)
The Wellness Through Our Lands Program is designed to ensure access to ongoing culturally appropriate, trauma-informed community-based healing and wellness services for Métis Nation-Saskatchewan citizens and their communities.
The program provides funding to Métis Nation–Saskatchewan Locals to provide land-based healing activities within their home communities.
Application – WTOL Program Application PDF V6.pdf
Email your application: [email protected]
Mail your application: MN-S, 310 20th Street, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0A7
Program Guide – Wellness Through Our Lands PDF V7.pdf
For more information, contact MN–S Health Department at (306) 292-7480 or email [email protected]
MN–S Métis Patient Cancer Care Guidebook and Journal
Over the last two years, the Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Health Department has spent time engaging Métis cancer patients and families in the north, central and south regions of the province to identify gaps in service. Through that dedicated process, MN–S has published the Métis Patient Cancer Care Guidebook and Journal. These resources provide Métis cancer patients with culturally relevant and accessible information, including travel program details and a list of available services and supports for easy reference.
The development of these important resources would not have been possible without the support of our partners at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA), USask Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).
Mental Wellness Supports for Métis Citizens
Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) is committed to making sure citizens receive the supports they need in all areas of mental wellness. Culturally specific mental wellness and crisis supports are available in both English and French languages for adults, youth and families. Learn more.
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm: 1-855-671-5638 (toll-free)
24-hour crisis line: 1-877-767-7572
You Can Quit Smoking, MN–S Can Help
Trying to quit smoking or vaping is a challenge for anyone. It’s a hard habit to break and cessation therapies and treatments are expensive.
Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) wants to help Métis citizens get over the hurdles they face on the road to a better lifestyle.
The Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Reimbursement Program is designed to help citizens access effective smoking reduction medicines and therapies and reimburse a portion of the associated costs.
Click here for more information. You Can Quit.
Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Medical Travel Assistance Programs
The MTAP phone line, (306) 292-7480
Please review these details carefully as our eligibility requirements and process have recently changed.
For many Métis citizens living in rural, remote and urban areas, accessing necessary medical care can be challenging. The MN–S Medical Travel Assistance Pilot Program helps registered Métis citizens requiring medical, cancer or dialysis appointments outside their home communities. The program offers support such as reimbursement of fuel costs, accommodation support and a healthy food allowance.
The purpose of the program is to serve low-income citizens and those with a high need. Income is considered when assessing program applications.Click here to apply for Medical Travel Program support
For more information, contact the MN–S Health Department at (306) 292-7480 or email [email protected].
Program operating hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Métis Nation–Saskatchewan Patient Advocate
Systemic racism in the health care system is a reality for many Métis people. If you’ve ever been treated poorly during a medical appointment or received substandard care due to racism or prejudice, we want to hear from you. Bonnie Marwood is your Métis Nation–Saskatchewan Patient Advocate. She’s here to listen, promote a culturally safe environment for citizens, and address health care grievances. Contact Bonnie at [email protected] or (306) 371-5368. More information is here.
Métis Patient Support Workers
Navigating the health care system can be challenging at times, but you’re not alone. In collaboration with Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S), Métis Patient Support Workers are there to help ensure the needs of Métis patients are met and that all care is culturally safe and respectful. Learn more about the services provided by Métis Patient Support Workers and how to reach them here.
September 24, 2021 – Are you passionate about the health and wellbeing of Métis citizens? We want to hear from you! Métis Nation–Saskatchewan Ministry of Health is holding multiple virtual engagement sessions to discuss previous learnings and further develop Métis health legislation. More information is here.
December 10, 2020 – The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Government has announced emergency COVID-19 supports available to Métis communities and citizens in need. MN–S has developed these supports in partnership with provincial and federal governments, the Saskatchewan Health Authority and other stakeholders to support our citizens.
Media release here.
MN–S COVID-19 citizen support information here.
June 30, 2020 – Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Ministry of Health is looking for volunteers to participate in a research interview/conversation about cancer treatment in the province. If you or a loved one has been affected by cancer, MN-S wants to hear from you. Details are here.
March 2020 – Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Ministry of Health would like to ensure that the latest information, facts and advice is provided to Métis Nation citizens for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).Updates on COVID-19 here