Requests for Proposals

Métis Nation of Ontario – Journey Together

The Province of Ontario announced The Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples on May 30, 2016. As one component of this government wide plan was a commitment to work with partners to expand access to culturally relevant Early Years services, including child care, for Indigenous children and families living in urban centres.

Through an agreement with the Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Implementation Division the  Métis Nation of Ontario is looking to engage in research about the existing early learning and child care service landscape, identify wise practices, gaps and Métis specific children, family and community needs to inform policy and program development. 

Scope of Work
There is a need to engage in research related to early years programming for Métis children. The report produced should highlight best practices and make recommendations to inform policy and program development.  

Access to early learning opportunities that are culturally responsive is an important factor in the well-being of our children, families and communities.   

A great emphasis should be put on culturally-specific Métis initiatives which support Métis youth in early years to develop life skills and self-advocacy skills and to overcome personal barriers. Interviews with partners and MNO councils will be essential for understanding the scope and availability of current resources, in order to develop an accurate picture of current and future needs. Click here for details.

Contract Term: June 1, 2017- July 31, 2017 

Application Deadline: May 26, 2017

For Inquiries and submit your electronic proposal contact:
Lee-Anne Van Buekenhout, Partnership and Project Developer -,  613-798-1488 ext.128