About the Legacy Fund

On September 10, 2019 the Government of Canada and the Métis Nation signed an agreement, in which the government of Canada apologized for failing to compensate Métis Veterans for pre and post war experiences during Canada’s greatest participation in WWII.

This agreement has established a program fund of $30M to compensate Métis Veterans and to commemorative the roles of Métis Veterans in defending Canada in both wars, to be established in Métis and other major communities across Canada. 

The Métis Nation, through the Métis National Council and its governing members, will be providing one-time payments of $20,000 to Métis Veterans of WWII.

To date, the following Métis Veterans have received recognition payments for their role in defending Canada in WWII.

  • Veteran Paul Delorme – Malden, Essex UK (June 9, 2019)
  • Veteran Clifford Swain – Comox, BC (July 15, 2019)
  •  Veteran Louis Roy – Beauval, SK (July 16, 2019)
  •  Veteran George McKay – Tisdale, SK (July 17, 2019)
  •  Veteran Alex Boucher – Britt, ON (August 17, 2019)
  • Veteran Wilfred Rochon – Windsor, ON (August 18, 2019)
  •  Veteran Robert Campbell – The Pas, MB (August 25, 2019)
  • Veteran Norman Goodon – Regina, SK (September 10, 2019)
  • Veteran “Alice” Marie Victoria Samuel (nee Petit) – Duck Lake, SK (October 29, 2019)
  •  Veteran Jim Boucher (SK) – Saskatoon, SK (October 30, 2019)
  • Veteran George Earl Watson (BC) – Vancouver (November 2, 2019)

Commemorative Support Program

The Métis National Council (MNC) is committed to keeping the memory of the achievements of Métis Veterans and their sacrifices alive for the Métis Nation and for all Canadians. The objective of the Commemorative Support Program (CSP) is to support the Métis Nation in meeting this responsibility by providing funding to individuals and organizations to undertake remembrance initiatives. 


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