Elizabeth Metis Settlement members and all of us at the Administration Office would like to extend a warm welcome to any visitors, guests, and anyone else who wishes to visit our community. As of 2008, there were 644 members residing in Elizabeth Settlement and 169 households (with recent developments from Habitat For Humanity bringing that number up by 8). It is one of the smallest of the existing 8 settlements. It is our goal to share and welcome anyone that is interested in visiting our community and to let the surrounding area know more about Elizabeth Metis Settlement.
Elizabeth Metis Settlement is located a short distance from the City of Cold Lake, Alberta. The settlement was first founded in 1939, and covers 25,641 hectares of land. Elizabeth Settlement was the final settling place for hundreds of Metis people. The word “Metis” is a French word translated as “half-breed” and has been adopted by the general population since the early 1930’s.
The Administration Office is a self governed alliance, which has five council members and an Administrator to oversee all contracts, programs, and services that are in operation and that deals with the needs of our community.
Community Organizations & Committees:
- School Board
- Religious Halloween parties
- Parent Counseling
- Annual Men’s Hockey
- Kids volley-ball, base-ball, hockey league
- Yearly conferences for the youth
- Weekly prayer meetings
- Ladies club