MMF Invests in Selkirk’s Future with Housing Initiative

NEWS RELEASE
October 7, 2020

MMF Invests in Selkirk’s Future with Housing Initiative

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation will be celebrating the beginning of another construction project at 911 Vaughan Avenue in Selkirk with a ground-breaking ceremony. The event is today, October 7, beginning at 11:00 A.M.

This project consists of five three-bedroom homes with attached garages. Each unit will be 1,112 square feet with a fully finished basement. The construction of these rental units will be completed in early Summer 2021.

“Over the last few months your Métis Government has provided multiple housing initiatives across the province under the Canada-Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord,” commented MMF Minister of Housing and Property Management Will Goodon. 

“We would like to thank the City of Selkirk for working closely with the MMF to make this project a reality, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for continuing to make the Métis Nation a priority on Canada’s agenda, and for continuing his commitment to a government-to-government relationship.” 

The MMF will be investing approximately $2.1 million in this project and will have a large economic spinoff for those involved in the construction and maintenance of the project. 

“This is a significant investment by the MMF in a housing project and as Mayor for the City of Selkirk I am very proud of today’s announcement and of our continued partnership with the MMF. This is not the first housing investment by the MMF in our city and I can only hope there will be many more. They have picked a beautiful location for these new builds and I know there will be proud and happy families living here for generations to come,” stated City of Selkirk Mayor Larry Johannson.

The MMF is currently undertaking housing projects in Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg, as well as other construction projects scattered throughout the province that focus on other needs of Manitobans, such as the construction of childcare facilities.

“The construction industry is a massive economic engine that supports the creation of jobs from the person cutting down the lumber, the labourer putting up beams, and ultimately the salesperson selling furniture and equipment,” stated MMF President David Chartrand. “The MMF continues to contribute to the economic success and COVID recovery in Manitoba.”

The MMF is clear that all investments are intended to target and directly support Métis Citizens while recognizing that the contributions made by the Métis Government and the Métis people continue to have direct and lasting positive social, economic, and health benefits for all. 

“Your Métis Government is making sure that investing in vibrant and proud Métis settlements such as Selkirk is a priority,” President Chartrand concluded. “Our team is continuing to develop plans for construction projects in all corners of our province that will benefit the Métis and, indeed, all Manitobans across the province.”

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For media information, please contact:
Marci Riel
Manitoba Metis Federation
Cell: 204-619-1228
Email: marci.riel@mmf.mb.ca
www.mmf.mb.ca

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