Wellness Through Our Lands Program

Program Summary

Program Dates

Application Opens: January 1, 2023
Application Closes March 31, 2024
Payment Begins: April 1, 2024
Program Ends: All funds must be expended by March 31, 2025


We at the Métis Nation Saskatchewan (MN-S) – Ministry of Health are pleased to announce and introduce the Wellness Through Our Lands Program. The purpose of this project is to ensure access to ongoing culturally appropriate, trauma-informed community-based healing and wellness services for Métis Citizens and the communities.


The program is open to provide cultural support for Métis Elders, youth, 2SLGBTQIA+ and other citizens with experience to Intergenerational Trauma.

We will provide opportunities for Métis citizens and their communities to develop and organize land-based healing activities that support the mental health well-being of individuals affected by trauma.


Programming will be available throughout the province for all Métis regions and locals delivering programs supporting individuals affected directly or in-directly from intergenerational trauma.

Métis locals will be able to apply for funding for programming, if successful in your application locals will have to wait until the next year to apply for program funding again.


An amount of $480,000 is allocated for the grants with remaining funds to be used for staff salaries and other expenses for the program to operate.

There is a fund of up to $10,000 available for local applications that meet the criteria for land-based event in the boundaries of each region. It is recommended for locals to work together and submit joint applications to maximize funding for land-based programming.

These funds are provided as one-time grants, available to both individual applicants and joint applicants. All eligible expenses must be utilized, and a Final Report must be submitted to WTOL by March 31, 2025.

It is advised that individual locals collaborate and submit joint applications to maximize funding for land-based programming. By working together, locals can combine their funding and receive up to $10,000 per event within the boundaries of their specific region. We are able to support a maximum of four events implemented by joint local applications within each region, resulting in a total funding cap of $40,000 for locals in each region.

WTOL funding is available only for applications from the local level, whether they are individual applicants or joint applications from local individuals collaborating within their respective regions. Applications from the regional level will not be accepted at this time.

Local population of registered citizens will be taken into consideration during the approval process of funding.

Program Application Form

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
310 20th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0A7