Métis Counselling Connection Program


MNBC represents over 100,000 Métis people in BC, which includes more than 22,000 registered Citizens. MNBC’s mandate is to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant, social, and economic programs, and services.

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) first launched the Métis Counselling Connection Program (MCC) on February 17th, 2021. The goal of this program is to help Métis Citizens by offering to cover the expenses of up to 10, 60-minute counselling sessions for those with financial needs, to support them in their mental wellness journey.


Registered Service Provider Eligibility
BC Psychological Association | College of Psychologists of British Columbia
Physician referral to see a Psychiatrist through the College of Physicians and Surgeons
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (BCAMFT)
Applicant Eligibility
Must be a Métis Citizen 
Open to all ages

Applicants will be prompted to respond to a declaration of truth and consent. On approval, applicants will receive an emailed letter generated from the MNBC MCC Program Portal to provide to their mental health clinician of choice. MNBC will work with each clinician to arrange for direct billing, so applicants won’t be required to pay out of pocket.

Please note: Priority will be given to applicants who have not participated in this program before. We encourage you to apply, MNBC will contact you when space becomes available. 

MNBC’s Ministry of Health thanks you for your interest in the Métis Counselling Connection Program. We are pleased to offer this program in hopes of reducing financial barriers and assisting Métis Citizens in accessing mental health services

If you need regional support and are interested in connecting with a Metis Regional Mental Health Navigator, please see the list below:

Region 1 Island Mental Health Navigator
Cayleigh Borsboom - cborsboom@mnbc.ca

Region 2 Lower mainland Mental Health Navigator
Hannah Denton - hdenton@mnbc.ca

Region 3 & 4 Thompson, Kootenay, Okanagan
Ripley Burd, rburd@mnbc.ca

Region 5, 6 & 7 North central North East, North West
Renee Berschaminski, rberschaminski@mnbc.ca

Mental Health Navigation Manager
Sheri Gee, sgee@mnbc.ca

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