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Manitoba Métis Federation announces partnership with Efficiency Manitoba

Press Release

July 12, 2022

Winnipeg, MB, in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis - Today, the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the National Government of the Red River Métis, also known as the Manitoba Métis, in conjunction with Efficiency Manitoba, are pleased to announce a partnership that will allow Red River Métis Citizens access to a new energy-saving program.

“The MMF is committed to creating partnerships and opportunities that benefit our Red River Métis Citizens,” said Will Goodon, Minister of Housing and Property Management for the MMF. “This program will provide our Citizens with low-cost, energy efficient upgrades to their homes and businesses, which contributes to our commitment to good energy and resource management. We are excited to see how many Red River Métis Citizens will be able to improve their property through energy efficiency programs.”

Métis Energy Efficiency Offers (MEEO) is an income-based program that will provide qualified applicants a free home energy check-up to determine what their energy-saving needs are. Upgrades range from low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, LED lighting, free insulation and a subsidy for high-efficiency furnaces.

This program will be supported by an Energy Efficiency Advocate, who will be support Citizens as they work through MEEO and access other Efficiency Manitoba Initiatives. The Energy Efficiency Advocate will work out of the MMF Home Office and liaise with Efficiency Manitoba to promote and provide support for the new MEEO program to all seven regions of the province.

“We’re pleased to work in partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation to encourage uptake in energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives,” said Colleen Kuruluk, Chief Executive Officer of Efficiency Manitoba. “Our goal through the Métis Energy Efficiency Offers and via our support for the Energy Efficiency Advocate is to make energy efficiency upgrades easily accessible to all Red River Métis Citizens. By having a local Energy Efficiency Advocate in place to act as a champion including for the MEEO program, we’re able to collaborate effectively and foster a culture of energy efficiency, conservation, and sustainability.”

“The MMF will continue to find new ways to support our Citizens as they build on their properties and secure a legacy for their families,” said Minister Goodon. “Partnerships like this are proof that the government-to-government framework creates benefits for all levels of government, and most importantly, our Citizens.”

More information for Citizens is available through the MMF’s Housing Department: (204) 586-8474 ext. 2680 or [email protected]

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Believe in Yourself; Believe in Métis.

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the democratically elected National Government of the Red River Métis, also known as the Manitoba Métis, the origin and core of the Métis Nation. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For more information, media may contact:
Kat Patenaude
Media Relations Advisor
Manitoba Métis Federation
204-801-7710
[email protected]

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