Métis Family Wellbeing Program

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Métis Family Wellbeing (MFWB) Program. The Program is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and aims to prevent and disrupt the cycle of violence in Métis families though supportive, preventative, and educational activities for children and youth ages 0 – 18 and their families.

The Program is there to provide a variety of family specific programming to help address the needs of Métis families who are working to heal from violence, have children who are in the care of family services, or have youth who are involved in the justice system. Through the Program, MFWB Coordinators work to develop individual and family wellness plans which are specific to the unique needs of each person. From there MFWB Coordinators can facilitate access to peer counselling, provide advocacy and referral services, help clients navigate the system, and help to connect them with traditional knowledge and practices.

These activities are offered in both one on one and group settings. The activities are designed to help divert children and youth away from high risk behaviours. The Program also offers educational gatherings which are open to the community and provided within culturally safe spaces which are developed and provided by the Program.

The Métis Family Wellbeing Program is offered in the following Métis communities across Ontario:

  • Fort Frances
  • Atikokan
  • Dryden
  • Thunder Bay
  • Geraldton
  • Gravenhurst
  • Kitchener
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Blind River
  • Sudbury
  • Timmins
  • North Bay
  • Haileybury
  • Chapleau
  • Cochrane
  • Midland
  • Mattawa
  • Ottawa
  • Northbrook
  • Peterborough
  • Kenora
  • Owen Sound
  • Windsor
  • Toronto
  • Oshawa
  • Thorold
  • Brantford
  • Brampton

CONTACT: To access the Program’s services or if you’d like to know more information please contact the MNO’s Program and Services Manager Amanda Desbiens by email at amandad@metisnation.org or by phone at 705 – 474 - 2767 Ext. 307.

Posted: June 11, 2020