Your Council Contacts
Karen Derocher, CRMC President
I learned about my Métis heritage when my Mother showed me her childhood keepsakes which included a birchbark basket, deerskin baby moccasins, rattle and beaded necklace. A relative sent me a genealogy family tree which traced my relations from Denmark who migrated to the Orkney islands in Scotland and in 1765 joined the HBC to travel to Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Isle a la Crosse and Fort Qu’Appelle for fur trade expeditions. I have spent several years studying Metis and Cree/Ojibwe culture, history, spiritual beliefs and natural medicine. I have been a member of the Credit River Metis council since 2004. email@example.com
Jean-Marc Maheu, CRMC Councillor
Born and raised in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. Currently reside in Oakville, Ontario with my wife and three children. Did my studies In Health Education at Laurentian University in Sudbury Ontario, and currently employed by a Pharmaceutical Company based in Toronto. My Métis heritage stems from the Mackinac MI area. When the British forces were transferred to Drummond Island after the war of 1812, Interpreter Solomon and his family eventually accompanied the British Forces to Penetanguishene (Georgian Bay) region in 1828. My parents were born and raised in this area. I enjoy to fish, hunt and canoe. I look forward to representing the Métis Citizens of The Credit River Métis Council. Email: jmmaheuMNO@gmail.com
Dale Buisson, CRMC Chair
Born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in the best little town in Canada… Britt, Ontario
located ~3 hours North of Toronto. Moved to Brampton at a young age and live there now with my wife (Lynda) and 3 children (Nycolla, Jamie-Lyn and Isaac). Currently work in Brampton in the Telecom Industry as a General Manager of a supplier for Computer Room Equipment and Mission Critical Air Conditioning. Very excited about learning/teaching more and more on the Métis Culture. I am involved in Brampton Hockey and Baseball and when time permits enjoy getting away to Britt where my parents currently reside for a little R&R.