Fast Facts

The social determinants of health perspective recognizes that health is influenced by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Identity has been recognized as a social determinant of health.

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Welcome to the ISPAYIN Métis Youth Website!

Our goal is to offer a space for you to access and share information that is relevant to you. Enjoy it, and let us know what you think.

To read more about the ISPAYIN project, click here.

What’s New?

On June 30, 2012 the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) closed its doors and as a result the Métis Centre of NAHO has transferred its youth products to the Métis Nation of Ontario.


Check out the article written by two Métis youth who facilitated a workshop on Métis youth identity at the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Annual General Assembly in August:

Ispayin - What's Happening Métis Youth?

Want to get involved? Click here for more information.

ISPAYIN DVD _ Discussion Guide

We have now published our Métis Youth Identity DVD and Discussion Guide! These are available in hard copy and on the website.

DVD video - Our Past

DVD video - Our Present

DVD video - Our Future

Métis Health Database

Are any of you working on Métis health projects and looking for information? Check out the Métis Centre’s literature and statistical databases at

We are just getting started with this Métis youth website. Check back often for new content!