The Executive Director of Prairie Harm Reduction in Saskatoon has taken a new role with the Metis-Nation Saskatchewan.

Jason Mercredi, who has worked as Prairie Harm Reduction’s executive director since its inception, will now be serving as the MN-S’s Homelessness Manager.

The Métis Nation sent out a media release this morning saying they were excited to have Mercredi as a part of the team.

“Addressing homelessness is a priority for our Métis Nation–Saskatchewan government, and we have a great team in our Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure,” said MN-S President Glen McCallum in a media release. “Jason is an excellent addition with his 17 years of experience in Community Based Organizations, and during that time, he has shown great leadership, ideas, ability and compassion.”

Prairie Harm Reduction opened the province’s first safe consumption site in 2020.

Taking Mercredi’s place as director of the organization will be Kayla DeMong an SIIT graduate who has spent the past nine years with PHR.

“I am content with my time at the organization,” said Mercredi. “Kayla is the right person to lead this organization into the future and I look forward to donating to PHR and purchasing their next line of clothing. I am excited to take on this new challenge with Métis Nation–Saskatchewan on addressing homelessness in rural, remote and northern settings.”

Mercredi is of Denesuline, Métis and Scottish ancestry and is a member of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation.

(PHOTO: Jason Mercredie on the Prairie Harm Reduction Youtube page.)