Métis Nation of Ontario
In 2009, ICES began a collaboration with the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) to generate a series of chronic disease surveillance reports. The reports have focused on gathering Métis-specific data on incidence, prevalence, health services use and outcomes of common chronic illnesses that affect the Ontario population. Reports on diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease are available at the Métis Nation of Ontario website.
Studies on respiratory disease and mental illness and addictions in the Métis are currently underway as part of the ICES-MNO collaboration. The findings of these reports will help to inform the health priorities of the Métis people in Ontario, as well as to develop and deliver health programs tailored to their specific needs.