Central Urban Métis Federation (1993) Incorporated (CUMFI) was founded in 1993 and incorporated by a group of Métis people living in the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The mandate of CUMFI is “to ensure that the voice of Métis people is heard at the municipal level within Saskatoon and district”. CUMFI reincorporated its non-profit status within the Saskatchewan Non-profit Corporations Act, 1995, to register as a non-profit charitable organization, charitable number: 888571 7835 RR0001. CUMFI strives to promote the heritage, cultural, economic, educational and social well-being of the Métis community in Saskatoon.
During the past 14 years, CUMFI has grown to nearly 6000 registered members. CUMFI has demonstrated to its members and stakeholders the ability to be accountable and transparent based on past and current program and service delivery evaluations and audits. CUMFI established corporate and community professionalism and capabilities in delivering preventive, intervention, and advocacy support programs and services to the urban Aboriginal people of Saskatoon, primarily the urban Métis people.
To effectively deliver quality programs and services, CUMFI realizes that collaborative partnerships are an integral component to success. Past and current partnerships and stakeholders include; federal, provincial, municipal and Aboriginal government agencies, community based organizations, non-governmental organizations and corporate/private sectors. In all aspects, CUMFI’s partnerships also ensure that program and service delivery duplication is addressed.
CUMFI is governed by board of directors, elected for a three-year term by its registered members. According to CUMFI’s governing act (endorsed by members), the size of the CUMFI Board of Directors can consist of up to a maximum of twenty (20) officials, based on the total amount of members registered during an election year. The staff and volunteers recruited by CUMFI possess a high degree of integrity, professionalism and a passion to work with urban Aboriginal peoples. All staff must hold the minimum requirements and qualifications to conduct their role and responsibilities.
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