Métis Early Learning Family Socials 2022-2023 Schedule

MNO Early Learning and Child Care Program

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) team is happy to present the Métis Early Learning Family Socials schedule for 2022-23. These online social events are available for Métis early learners between zero 0-12 years and their families. Each event has a different theme and includes hands-on, play-based, cultural activities in a safe virtual environment. The Family Socials run once a month on Saturday morning, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (EST)


  • Strawberry Social – May 28, 2022
    • Registration Period May 9-May 13, 2022
  • Summer Splash – June 25, 2021
    • Registration Period, June 6-June 10, 2022
  • Powley Day– September 17, 2022
    • Registration Period, August 22- September 2, 2022
  • Spooky Monster Mash – October 22, 2022
    • Registration Period, October 3 – October 7, 2022
  • Let’s Get Real About Louis Riel – November 19, 2022
    • Registration Period, October 31 – November 4, 2022
  • Holly Jolly Christmas – December 10, 2022
    • Registration Period, November 21 – November 25, 2022
  • Winter Wonderland– January 28, 2023
    • Registration Period, January 9 – January 13, 2023
  • Fishing for Family Day – February 18, 2023
    • Registration Period, January 30 – February 3, 2023
  • Sugar Bush Fantasy – March 25, 2023
    • Registration Period, March 6 – March 10, 2023

Eligibility Criteria: 
The social events will be available for children/families who meet the following criteria:

•     One parent/legal guardian or child must be a Métis Nation of Ontario Citizen and must reside in Ontario
•     Have at least one child between the ages of 0-12 years and one parent/legal guardian present during the workshop
•     Ability to access the internet and have a device to connect to Zoom
•     Interested in learning about Métis history and culture from an Early Learning perspective
•     Willing to participate in a digital environment 

Other Considerations:

  • The application must be completed by the child’s parent or legal guardian
  • Acceptance priority will be given to those who have not previously attended/participated in any ELCC camps
  • Those who are not initially registered will be added to a waitlist for potential openings before the start date
  • If you are accepted but then unable to attend the social, we require at least five days’ notice to allow the opportunity for another family to participate

Selected families will have any required materials for the Social supplied to them. The MNO ELCC program will pay for any other required materials. You will be provided with the amount that will be covered and the payment method when you register.

The application will remain open until the social reaches full capacity. When the social reaches full capacity, registration will be closed. Our ELCC Socials have a limited capacity, only approved applications will receive a confirmation email. All applicants accepted to attend the social will receive an email confirmation.

Each Social will use this link for registration. The link will be live once registration is open for the event: https://metisnation.smapply.io/prog/early_learning_family_socials

For assistance, please email us at elccevents@metisnation.org