MMF Status: Active
Métis Local #: 71
Number of Métis Citizens: Approximately 100
Population (2021 Census): Grand Marais/Grand Beach (designated place) - 601St. Clements (RM) - 11,586
Community Government/Council: RM of St. Clements
Role of Elders: They are a huge part of the community. I would say the majority of the Métis Population of the town are Elders. They share the history of the community with the youth.
Community History: Grand Marais means Big Marsh
Languages Spoken: English
Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Selkirk, Beausejour or Pine Falls
Closest Pharmacy: Brokenhead Pharmacy (25 minutes away)
Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Grand Marais Primary Health Clinic - open on Tuesday's - 204-367-2278 is the phone number listed. Grand Beach Medical Clinic - open seasonally with short hours - 204-754-2525
Nearest access for being weighed: Grand Marais Primary Health Clinic or Grand Beach Medical Clinic
Cancer Navigation Line:
Interlake Eastern Toll free: 1-855-557-2273 Fax: 1-204-785-9245
Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:
Nearest Community Cancer Program:
closest accessible bloodwork:
Either at Beausejour Hospital or Selkirk Hospital
follow-up and primary care:
If you do not have a family doctor you need to call to find one however the wait times are very long and it takes a while to hear back. If you do have a doctor, you can call to make an appointment
closest access to cancer related drugs:
Selkirk has chemotherapy, others go to Winnipeg
closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
Selkirk, Beausejour or Pine Falls
closest access to palliative care:
Only in Selkirk or HSC
closest access to homecare:
The IERHA offers homecare but it is not easy to get.
closest personal care and independent living facilities:
There is one very small 55+ independent living facility in Grand Marais with only 8 suites total.
closest physiotherapy access:
community care resources:
The Grand Marais Rec Centre offers a walking club to seniors. There is also a paid membership gym located at the Grand Marais Community Central & RV Park.
closest accessible mental health supports:
The BounceBack Mental Health Program offered by the IERHA.
closest access to medical supplies:
Only in Selkirk
closest access to groceries:
Three grocery stores in Grand Marais
transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
The drive from Downtown Winnipeg to Grand Marais is around 1.5 hours.
transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
The drive from Grand Marais to Selkirk Hospital is around 50 minutes.
risk of transportation loss:
Appointment cancellations are extremely common in the winter due to weather.