Now available online!

MNO President Margaret Froh delivers back to school message
and speaks about recent MNO Webinar

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) webinar focused on back to school safety during the Covid-19 pandemic is now available online.

The virtual discussion, “From Worried to Well: Supporting Your Child at Home and at School During Covid-19,” took place on September 3, 2020 and featured insight and strategic advice from Dr. David Tranter, a researcher and Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Lakehead University.

MNO President Margaret Froh and staff from the MNO Mental Healing & Wellness branch participated in the discussion with and Métis Citizens tuning in from across Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Also endorsing the event was the Honorable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, who applauded the MNO’s initiative to aid parents in this difficult transition.

The webinar featured strategies for managing the stress families with school-aged children may be experiencing as they navigate social distancing and distance learning. Participants were invited to ask questions to Dr. Tranter using the chat feature during the presentation.

The MNO is hopeful that this will be the first in a series of online events addressing mental health and wellness, and providing the Ontario Métis community with easy access to expert advice.

If you missed the webinar, a recording is now available at:

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About the Event

Original date Thursday, Sept 3 | 7:30PM | Watch recording here

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In these unprecedented times children and parents may be feeling increasingly frustrated, worried and disconnected as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers. This stress is heightened with the prospect of returning to school. Although many youth are eager to return to the classroom, there may still be anxieties about what school will be like. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has invited Dr. David Tranter, a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Lakehead University, to guide a virtual discussion on strategies to promote child, youth and parental well-being, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to see you there!

The MNO invites all MNO Citizens to attend the webinar as well as citizens of our Tri-Council sister Métis Governments — the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (MN-S).

Presenter Bio:


Dr. David Tranter from the Faculty of Social Work at Lakehead University has been teaching and working in mental health, well-being, and education for over 30 years. As a researcher, professor and the Scientific Director for the Centre for Relationship-Based Education, Dr. Tranter works widely with educators to support students at all grade levels to reach their highest potential. He is the co-creator of The Third Path: a relationship-based pedagogical framework that promotes both student well-being and academic achievement. More information about his work can be found at and

Watch the recorded webinare here:

Post updated on September 10, 2020