July 13, 2016 Today ICES welcomed members of the Métis Nation of Ontario for a meeting and to sign a new data governance and partnership agreement. In attendance were Métis Nation of Ontario Senator Joseph Poitras, who opened the proceedings with a prayer, and Métis Nation of Ontario President Margaret Froh, who signed the agreement. Also speaking were Storm Russell, senior policy and research analyst at the Métis Nation of Ontario, and Jennifer Walker, an ICES core scientist who has been instrumental in guiding this research. “All of us at ICES are honoured to have helped the Metis Nation of Ontario begin to tell the story of Métis population health in Ontario,” said Michael Schull, President and CEO of ICES. “Together, ICES and the Métis Nation of Ontario have a strong collaboration, which, since 2009, has produced Métis-specific information about a wide range of chronic diseases, always in close partnership. The agreement signed today will further advance our collaboration and confirm our shared commitment to capacity building so that we can continue to move forward with the Métis Nation of Ontario in the use of administrative health data to support the health and well-being of Métis citizens.” ICES President and CEO Michael Schull and Métis Nation of Ontario President Margaret Froh sign the new data governance and partnership agreement. Also participating in the signing was Métis Nation of Ontario Senator Joseph Poitras. Members of the ICES and Métis Nation of Ontario teams who came together today for a meeting to launch a new data governance and partnership agreement.