Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC)

Métis Nation Early Learning and Child Care Framework

Canada- Métis Nation Early Learning and Child Care Accord March 6 2019

The objective of this ten-year accord is to implement the Métis Nation ELCC Framework that creates and enhances early learning programs and supports for Métis children and their families. The accord provides for $450.7 million over the next ten years to support ELCC for Métis children and families in the Métis Nation homeland.

Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework (Canada) 2018

The document represents the Government of Canada and Indigenous peoples’ work to co-develop a transformative, distinctions-based Indigenous framework that reflects the unique cultures, aspirations and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children across Canada. The Framework sets out a shared vision, principles and a path forward for Indigenous early learning and child care—a Canada where all Indigenous children have the opportunity to experience high-quality, culturally rooted early learning and child care programming.

Developing the Métis Nation ELCC Framework

Métis Nation Early Learning and Child Care Conference

The agenda for the ELCC conference.

Best Practices in Early Learning and Child Care With Special Reference to Indigenous Children Powerpoint Presentation

This presentation summarizes a report of the same name and was the focus of discussion at the Métis Nation Early Learning and Child Care Conference March 5-6 2019.

Best Practices in Early Learning and Child Care With Special Reference to Indigenous Children March 2019

The report collects early learning best practice research from around the world, with particular reference to best practices involving Indigenous peoples. It then looks at best practices in leading countries, such as Finland, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Hawaii. Particular attention is given to programs for Indigenous people and disadvantaged minorities to identify practices relevant to the Métis Nation.

Canada’s Commitment to Early Learning and Child Care for the Métis Nation: Moving Forward with Implementation (MNC) August 2017

This proposal from the MNC to the federal government  sets out recommendations, rationale and proposed approach including implementation plan for a Métis Nation ELCC Framework.

Improving Outcomes of K-12 Students

Memorandum of Understanding on Developing Canada-Métis Nation Education Sub Accords October 25,2018

The MOU commits the parties  to the development of a 10-year K-12 Education Sub-Accord by the end of October 2019.ThisSub-Accord  is expected to support the examination of jurisdictional issues and ways to enhance Métis Nation capacity to participate in the K-12 education systems, and the establishment of linkages and cultural supports for Métis K-12 students to improve their education outcomes.

Métis Nation Education Conference

Métis Nation Education Conference Agenda

After analyzing the Metis Nation’s current education situation, the conference tried to come out with a new strategy to deal with all the problems.

Toward a Métis Nation Education Strategy

A powerpoint presentation to the Métis Nation Education Conference March 20-21, 2018.

10 Year Métis Nation Education Policy Framework : Achieving Equity for the Métis Nation in Federal Education Policy (MNC) March 2018

This proposal from the MNC to the federal government  sets out recommendations, rationale and proposed approach including implementation plan for a Métis Nation Education Framework.

Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Education Sub-Accord June 10 2019

The Government of Canada commits to an investment of $362 million over 10 years and $40 million ongoing to support Métis Nation  post-secondary education with the goal of supporting over 7,000 Métis Nation post-secondary students.

Métis Nation Educational Institutions

Louis Riel Institute (LRI)

Established by the Louis Riel Institute Act, 1995, a provincial statute, LRI is an affiliate of the Manitoba Metis Federation. It serves as a Métis educational and cultural institute that promotes the advancement of education and training for the Métis people in Manitoba and fosters an understanding and appreciation of the culture, heritage and history of the Métis people in Manitoba.

Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI)

Gabriel Dumont Institute is the training and education arm of the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan that was  founded in 1980 to help meet the educational and cultural needs of Saskatchewan’s Métis community. It  promotes the renewal and development of Métis culture through research, materials development, collection and distribution of those materials and the design, development and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.

Rupertsland Institute (RLI)

RLI is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta with a triple mandate in education, training and research. RLI’s vision is for a skilled, knowledgeable and self-reliant Métis Nation and is integral to enhancing the self-sufficiency and well-being of Alberta Métis through quality education, training and research.

Métis Nation Education Institute Evaluations

SUNTEP: An Investment in Saskatchewan’s Prosperity 2017

A report by Professor Eric Howe, University of Saskatchewan, on the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program, a program of the Gabriel Dumont Institute with over 1,200 graduates.

Bridging the Aboriginal Education Gap in Alberta 2013

A report by Professor Eric Howe, University of Saskatchewan, which highlights the link between education and earnings, and also provides a positive reflection of the Métis Training to Employment program’s contribution to improving the Métis skillset and its overall contribution to the provincial economy.

Financial Support for Post-Secondary Students

Funding from Budget 2019

Nearly four years ago, Canadians helped us build a plan for real change. It was a plan that would invest in the things that matter most: good, well-paying jobs for the middle class and people working hard to join it; more help for families struggling with the high cost of living; strong, connected communities; and better opportunities for our children and grandchildren. Canadians chose to invest in their future. And in the years since, those investments have begun to pay off.

Métis Nation Endowment Funds at Universities and Colleges

Métis Nation Endowment Funds: Manitoba

Please read page 29 for details. 

Métis Nation Endowment Funds : Saskatchewan

The mission of the Gabriel Dumont Institute is to promote the renewal and development of Métis culture through research; materials development, collection, and distribution; and the design, development, and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.

Métis Nation Endowment Funds : Alberta

The Métis Education Foundation (MEF) was established by the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) in 1991 as a charitable organization whose objectives were to improve educational outcomes for Alberta Métis. The MEF functions with a Board made up of the MNA Executive Council which meets quarterly to consider matters placed before it by Rupertsland Institute (RLI).

Métis Nation Endowment Funds: Ontario

MNO BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM: Métis students can apply for the Métis Student Bursary Program (MSBP) at the Financial Aid Office, Aboriginal Student Liaison Centre or through Student Support Services at the participating college or university. Bursary applications are available to students following registration in the fall. Deadlines are school specific and bursary recipients are announced at the beginning of each school year:

A Longstanding Commitment to Life Long Learning

Métis Education Report 2009

A special report on Métis education prepared by the MNC, its Governing Members and their education institutes for the Summit on Aboriginal Education, February 25, 2009 hosted by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)

MNC Life Long Learning Policy Paper 2004

A paper prepared by the MNC for the Canada-Aboriginal Peoples Roundtable, the 18-month process culminating in the First Ministers’ Meeting in Kelowna on 24-25 November 2005, that produced an ambitious ten-year plan to “close the gap” between Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal Canadians.