About MEDO

    As the pre-eminent initiative of the Metis Economic Development Strategy, MEDO is a business investment and management firm working with the Manitoba Metis Federation to make key business investment decisions based on generating profit and building capacity.

    As the "Crown Corporation" of the Metis government in Manitoba, MEDO is the foundation of the MMF's plan for greater financial self-sustainability and its ability to serve the Metis Nation within Manitoba as the government of the Metis people.

    As an investment management company, MEDO:

    - Invests in and manages through ownership or joint ventures profit generating businesses.
    - Supports the MMF Regions and Affiliates with business opportunities.
    - Creates a motivated, aligned and cohesive business network by marketing and promoting Metis businesses.
    - Leverages opportunities to build capacity (i.e. employment) for Metis people.


    ESGS (name based on 'Ed Simard General Store'), is the modern day incarnation of the long-standing and trusted Metis store.

    ESGS handles all procurement, purchasing and communication services for the MMF Regions, Home Office and Affiliates, as well as administering the MEDO Affinity Program where cardholders shop at our affiliated stores, collect loyalty points and redeem them at ESGS online.

    The MEDO Affinity Program is a multi-purpose loyalty card program positioned to enhance the market buying power of and deliver quality purchasing opportunities to its users - primarily the Metis people of Canada.

    Unlike any other loyalty card, Affinity is unique. It contributes to ongoing financial support to the Metis Nation while offering Affinity Card holders purchasing incentives and value through its partnerships with major North American retailers and Metis owned-businesses across Canada. Visit: www.medoaffinity.com

    MEDO has established a community pharmacy operation located at 150 Henry Avenuen in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Its goal is to demonstrably improve the health care outcomes of the client population that it serves. MEDO Care, a CounterCare™ pharmacy has implemented innovative services and strategies tailored to the clients to provided Comprehensive, Accessible, Responsive, Exceptional (CARE) pharmacy services.

    MEDO Developments is a property and construction management firm working with the public, private, and non-profit sectors to create opportunities for redevelopment and construction in Manitoba.

    Committed to holistic and socially conscious development, MEDO Developments projects are centred on community and stakeholder engagement working to ensure success that is inclusive to all parties.

    The Metis Generation Fund provides equity for Metis businesses operating in the resource sectors in Manitoba. Equity investments of up to $500,000 may be available to increase Metis participation in economic opportunities in Manitoba. As a result of strong partnerships with Metis businesses, the Fund maximizes opportunities and benefits for Metis people.

    MEDO Tech provides the MMF, its Regions and select Affilliates with Managed IT Services, as well as administering related computer needs. It also functions as a profit generating arm of ESGS providing Managed IT Services for companies and non-profits outside of MEDO and the MMF.

    The primary role of the MEDO GIS Division is to provide support and enable clients to fulfill project requirements that include associated geographic information. A successful GIS product will organize otherwise confusing/misleading geographic data into a synthesized visual representation helping answer questions and solve problems. Whether to visualize statistical, commercially based information, or display Metis specific geographic information, MEDO GIS captures, stores, manipulates, analyzes, manages and presents all types of geographical data for both internal and external clients.

    Clients include: Manitoba Metis Federation, Hydro, Province of Manitoba and Federal Government of Canada.


    The MEDO Business Model

    The Metis Economic Development Organization is the 'for profit' arm of the Manitoba Metis Federation, with the paramount goal of achieving a financially sustainable Metis Nation within Manitoba.

    MEDO works along side Louis Riel Capital Corporation, with access to the Metis Economic Development Fund (MEDF), as well as the Metis Generation Fund to nurture and support Metis businesses.

    All profits generated by MEDO flow directly to the Metis Capital Trust, which in turn supports the Manitoba Metis Federation.

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