The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) team is happy to announce the continuation of the Métis Early Learning Family Socials. These online social events will be available for Métis early learners between zero (0) years and twelve (12) years and their families. Each event will focus on a different theme as the children participate in hands-on, play-based cultural activities in a safe virtual environment.

The Family Socials will run once a month on a Saturday, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST)


  • A Very Berry Social – May 13, 2023
    • Registration Period, April 17-April 21, 2023
  • Overboard! A Metis Voyageur Adventure – June 10, 2023
    • Registration Period, May 8 – May 12, 2023
  • Beaver, Moose, and Deer, Oh My! A Powley Day Event– September 16, 2023
    • Registration Period, August 8 – August 14, 2023
  • Spooky Monster Mash Volume 3 – October 28, 2023
    • Registration Period, October 2 – October 7, 2023
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MNO! A Louis Riel Day Event – November 18, 2023
    • Registration Period, October 16 – October 20, 2023
  • North Pole Party! – December 16, 2023
    • Registration Period, November 20 – November 24, 2023
  • Walking in a Winter Wonderland– January 27, 2024
    • Registration Period, December 11 – December 15, 2023
  • Fishing for Family Fun – March 2, 2024
    • Registration Period, January 29 – February 2, 2024

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 materials needed. When you register, you will be provided with the amount covered and the payment method.

Each Social will use this same link for registration:

For assistance or more information, please e-mail: