MMF Department and Affiliate Closures
March 16, 2020
The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is taking an active approach towards addressing the current COVID-19 outbreak. With that in mind, the MMF and its affiliates will be taking precautionary measures by cancelling and postponing meetings, programs, services, and classes. Please see the most up-to-date list of closures and cancellations below. MMF will be editing this list as new information is received.
Central Registry Office
In response to the MMF’s dedicated action to protecting Manitobans from possible transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the Central Registry Office will be implementing temporary process changes to help protect staff and citizens alike. Effective immediately, the Central Registry Office will be closed to the public until April 13, 2020. If you require assistance from the Central Registry Office, staff are still available by telephone (204-586-8474 or 1-800-665-8474) or email (email@example.com). The Central Registry Office will be suspending participation in all requested gatherings, including information booths and Local meetings. Further to this, we will be suspending all Citizenship and Harvesting intake appointments until April 13, 2020. We are gratefully asking citizens to please refrain from visiting our Regional Offices for citizenship and harvesting matters to help prevent the spread of possible illness. As we are also aware that the new Harvesting season will be opening on April 1st, 2020 and we would also like to advise that the season opening will be pushed back to May 1st, 2020 to allow harvesters the ability to avoid visiting their Regional Office. You will be allowed to utilize your current CTF sticker and tags until April 30, 2020.
We apologize for any inconvenience this creates and Central Registry Office staff are available to assist any citizens with immediate concerns via telephone or email. We would like to thank all Metis citizens for your support with these protective measures and we greatly appreciate your understanding as all Manitobans act together to avoid any illness outbreaks in our communities.
Metis Community Liaison Department
• Little Moccassins postponed until further notice• Little Metis Sing With Me postponed until further notice• Tax Prep Clinics postponed until further notice
Louis Riel Institute
• All community programming postponed until further notice• Flower Beadwork Circle postponed until further noticeFor more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis Riel Vocational College
• ECE2 – gone to practicum • HCA – postponed (just need to complete practicum)• HCAC – moving to online delivery• DPN – moving to online deliveryFor more information, please contact email@example.com
Adult Learning Centre
• Suspended in-person classes• Offering online courses where possible • Hand delivering hard copy of modules (off-line delivery)For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Metis Justice Institute
In response to the Manitoba Metis Federation’s dedicated action to protecting Metis Citizens across the Province from the COVID-19 Virus, The Metis Justice Institute will be implementing the following: Effective immediately, the Metis Justice Institute will not be scheduling any in person appointments, however staff will be available via telephone and email to assist clients. The Metis Justice Institute will be suspending all programming in the areas of Anger Management and Domestic Violence. The Justice Support Program will not be scheduling any in person appointments, however staff will be available via telephone and email to clients in need of assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however your support regarding these measures to protect staff and community members is appreciated. If you require assistance, please call (204) 949-9557 or email email@example.com and provide a detailed message regarding your inquiry. Staff will return calls within 24 hours.
Metis Employment & Training
In response to the MMF’s dedicated action to protecting our citizens and our staff from possible transmission of the COVID-19 virus, Metis Employment & Training will be implementing temporary changes within our offices located at MMF Home Office in Winnipeg. Effective immediately and for the foreseeable future, we have closed our Metis Employment & Training offices across the province to the general public in an effort to proactively do our part to limit exposure, protect our clients and staff and align with the social distancing practices recommended by health officials. We are committed to continuing to be responsive to the needs of our clients & citizens. Our staff are available via telephone and email. Please contact us http://mmfemployment.ca/contact.php. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank everyone for their patience & understanding.