*Based on the advice of public health authorities, the LFMO office is closed and staff will be working remotely until further notice.*
There is plenty of uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Whether you’re wondering if you or a loved one has symptoms, if you’re curious about employment support or if you don’t know where to turn, Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak has gathered some resources for you.
Letter from President Omeniho
Good day everyone:
I would like to inform everyone about where LFMO is at and some of the moves that we have made to keep our staff and our communities safe during these times.
As of March 12, 2020, LFMO has instituted a work-from-home policy for staff and we have postponed/cancelled all of our face-to-face engagements and public meetings. As of now, we have extended this date until June 1, 2020. We are working with the Government of Canada to be able to address any issues related to our obligations and priorities. As of this time, we will continue to work remotely to pull together all of our reports and required commitments. Stay in touch with our website and social media because in addition to the work that we are involved in we will be looking at working through other mechanisms to try and continue to engage Metis women in the Metis Nation in the near future.
We understand that these are very trying times for everyone and we truly pray that our communities and families will remain strong and resilient. It is important that we encourage our communities to turn towards reliable sources of information about COVID-19, such as the Canadian Public Health Agency and the Provincial Health Agencies. We are encouraging our Métis community to reach out and help one another. Check in on people via phone and make sure our family and loved ones are okay. People struggle from Post-Traumatic Stress and Mental Wellness during these times, but it is our time to shine. Be kind to one another.
Our staff can be contacted via their emails:
Lisa Pigeau — Lisap@metiswomen.org
Victoria Pruden — Victoriap@metiswomen.org
Sharon Morin — Sharonm@metiswomen.org
Tamsin Fitzgerald – Tamsinf@metiswomen.org
I also can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please stay safe and we look forward to life returning to normal when it can.
Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak / Women of the Métis Nation
#3-340 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0M6