Columbia Valley Metis Assistance

We understand that these are unprecedented times and that our community members may be in need or require assistance. The Columbia Valley Métis Association is here to help and make things easier in a time that may seem overwhelming. Please feel free to reach out to us with your request and we will do our best to find a solution or point you toward opportunities and resources that are available to our community members.

Our community has been fortunate to receive some funding for our members. If you are a Columbia Valley Métis and require some financial assistance to get you through the next couple of months, please submit an application here. We will get back to you in a timely manner.

Government Resources

There are many resources available to you and we’ve conveniently provided links below for easy access.  Please have a look to see what works for you and feel free to let us know if you have any questions or require assistance.

Metis nation bc

Please visit the MNBC website for regular updates on resources and support during COVID-19…

Government of canada

The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes many individual and business supports…

government of bc

Visit the Government of BC’s website for provincial support and information on COVID-19…

COVID-19 Emergency Rent Supplement Program

MNBC recognizes that citizens have been deeply impacted by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Through funding support provided by the Federal Government, MNBC will be providing a temporary rent supplement to Métis Nation citizens who are currently renting their homes.

This program offers rental relief payments of $250 per month for up to three months (May, June, and July 2020) to Métis Nation renters who are directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be administered until funds are no longer available on a first come, first served basis.

To benefit from this program, you must be a Métis Nation BC citizen and currently rent your home. If you qualify, the Rent Supplement will be paid electronically, directly to your landlord.

MNBC recognizes that the MNBC Emergency Rent Supplement Program may not cover all costs associated with renting, and therefore encourages all applicants to also apply for the BC government’s temporary rent supplement of $500 per month. The BC Government supplement, alongside the MNBC Emergency Rent Supplement Program will provide MNBC citizens who are facing financial hardship with a combined $750. The application for the BC Government Rental supplement can be found on the BC Housing https://www.bchousing.org/COVID-19

APPLICATION
Please ensure the following application is completed and submit your application to MNBC to receive your benefit.

For more information, please contact MNBC at:
Toll-Freel: 1-800-940-1150
Email: emergencysupport@mnbc.ca

Address:  Métis Nation British Columbia
#107 – 5668 192 Street, Surrey, BC   V3S 2V7