COVID-19 Support Programs (COVID19-SP)

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has put in place COVID-19 Support Programs (COVID19-SP) for MNO citizens who are in need. The COVID-19 Support Programs are being made available in addition to all of the existing programs and services that the MNO currently offers and continues to deliver remotely throughout the Province.

The COVID-19 Support Programs include emergency financial supports to help affected Citizens while they wait for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to become available. If you are an MNO Citizen in immediate need (i.e. you have lost your income, lost your job or business, are sick, quarantined, are taking care of someone who is sick because of COVID-19, have young children or other dependents at home, etc.) please complete the secure form below in its entirety.

Further documentation may be required (e.g. Record of Employment) depending upon the supports you are requesting. The information you provide will assist the MNO in prioritizing needs and mobilizing services in the best way possible with regards to COVID-19 relief resources for MNO Citizens.

For more information please contact us at:

1-800-263-4889 Extension 7

Programs

  • Please make sure all documents are readable and Citizenship Number is clear.
  • Please note: Social Assistance and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients should be aware that this funding may affect their benefits and should speak to their case worker before applying.
  • Please note: The Applicant must not be receiving COVID 19 support from any other Métis Government
  • You will not be able to complete this application if you do not have the necessary documents noted below. Please ensure you have all required documentation before you proceed.
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Individuals may be eligible if you are unemployed/have lost income due to COVID 19 as of April 1, 2022, and are not receiving other social assistance. ($100 per day after the first 3 days of being off, which are covered by WSIB. Up to Maximum of $500.)

This could be as a result of layoff, job loss, loss of self-employment, reduction in work hours, requirement to quarantine, self-isolate, caring for children due to school daycare closures, or caring for someone who is sick due to COVID-19.

Documents Required

  1. Proof of Citizenship - Citizenship Card or Letter of Confirmation (full letter required)
  2. Banking Information - Direct deposit or void cheque showing citizen’s or guardian’s name
  3. Proof of Loss of Employment
  4. Physician/Employer Letter - Includes business head and signed by Physician or employer which confirms you have lost income and dates you were away.
  5. OR
  6. Record of Employment which shows you are laid off due to COVID.

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Individuals and Families who have lost primary income or have income below $35,000 single and $50,000 couple may be eligible for $200 per Citizen and child in the house hold to a maximum of $800.00. (Only one person per household can apply.)

Documents Required

  1. Proof of Citizenship - Citizenship Card or Letter of Confirmation (full letter required)
  2. Banking Information - Direct deposit or void cheque showing citizen’s or guardian’s name
  3. Proof of Age for children such as picture/copy of a birth certificate, passport, health card.
  4. Proof of Loss of Employment or Low Income
  5. Physician/Employer Letter - Includes business head and signed by Physician or employer which confirms you have lost income and dates you were away.
  6. OR
  7. Record of Employment which shows you are laid off due to COVID.
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  9. Notice of Assessment (most recent) from Canada Revenue Agency

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Seniors (age 61 plus) may be eligible for $200 per Citizen if their income is below $35,000 for single person or $50,000 for a couple.

Documents Required

  1. Proof of Citizenship - Citizenship Card or Letter of Confirmation (full letter required)
  2. Banking Information - Direct deposit or void cheque showing citizen’s or guardian’s name
  3. Notice of Assessment (most recent) from Canada Revenue Agency

Form Completion

  • Only applications with Verified MNO Citizenship Numbers can be accepted.
  • If you are a Verified Citizen, any children aged 18 years and under will be included in your application.
  • If you are not a Verified Citizen, but your child is, please choose "Someone Else" in the "Who Is Completing This Form?" section, and enter the child's Citizenship Number.
  • If you are assisting someone else, please choose "Someone Else" in the "Who Is Completing This Form?" section, and enter their Citizenship Number.
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Who Is Completing This Form?
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Relationship to Applicant
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Verified MNO Citizen?
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Verified MNO Citizen?
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Your MNO Citizenship Number
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Their MNO Citizenship Number
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Applicant Information

Please complete this page fully and ensure all information provided is valid. Use the MNO Regions Map to find your Region number, then select that number in the dropdown menu. If The Applicant lives Outside of Ontario, please choose Outside of Ontario in the dropdown menu.

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Children

In this section, please add all children aged 18 years and under in the household. Any dependents aged 19 years and over will need to complete a separate application.

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Income

Note: Loss of income from employment must be for a period of more than 3 consecutive days.

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Required Documents

  • Please ensure documents are clear and contain all information requested (i.e. Full Name, Citizenship Number).
  • Please upload in one of the following formats: (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .xls, .xlsx).
  • Documents larger than 15MB or in other formats will not be accepted and may result in a delay in your application.

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MNO Citizenship Card or Letter of Confirmation

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Direct Deposit or Void Cheque showing citizen’s or guardian’s name

Consent

Consent for Submission

The Applicant hereby declares and certifies that the above information is correct. The Applicant acknowledges that misrepresenting or falsifying information will result in their application being disqualified. The Applicant understands that this application for the MNO COVID-19 Programs will be used by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) to determine benefit eligibility. All information contained in the application and supporting documents will be retained until the MNO has satisfied its reporting obligation to the funder. During retention, all documents will be treated in a manner consistent with privacy laws and will be stored on a secured system in accordance with MNO privacy policy. The Applicant provides consent to the MNO to contact their employer to confirm that the information provided in this application is correct, if necessary. The Applicant declares that they have not made application to or are in receipt of any other Métis Government COVID-19 supports. The Applicant understands that the MNO may share their name, contact information, and needs with MNO issued staff.

As these funds are designated for Section 35 rights bearing Citizens, The Applicant consents to and authorizes the MNO Programs & Services branch to confirm their MNO Citizenship file status with the Métis Nation of Ontario Registry (i.e., whether or not the file is complete and meets the MNO’s current requirements for MNO citizenship) for the purpose of applying for and determining eligibility for potential access to programs, services, and/or supports subject to MNO Policy #2021-001: Eligibility for Benefits Programs and Services Policy. The Applicant understands that if their Citizenship file is not complete, they do not qualify for this benefit. However, The Applicant may update or attempt to complete their Citizenship file and then re-apply.

By clicking Submit, The Applicant agrees to the above Statement of Consent.