The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is conducting research and engagements to inform the future of early learning and childcare (ELCC) for Métis families across the province. The goal of this initiative is to provide MNO with information to enhance their understating of MNO Citizens’ needs as they relate to ELCC and of the current trends in childcare across Ontario.

As part of this initiative, DPRA Canada has been hired by MNO to support two forms of engagement — virtual town hall sessions and an online survey. The Engagements Sessions will include MNO Regional and Community Council leadership, Métis parents and families, and MNO Citizens.

Information will be collected on the accessibility of services, desired services, and challenges and opportunities for providing services. Findings from the engagements will help inform the ELCC initiatives that the MNO seeks to implement.

Virtual Town Hall Session:

We would like to invite Métis parents and families, and MNO Citizens to participate in a virtual town hall session using Zoom video conferencing (please see list of Session Dates below).  We ask that you confirm your intent to participate at least 3 days prior to the session date that you will attend  at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNO_ELCC_Registration

Once on the SurveyMonkey site, you will be asked to provide your name and email address and to select the date you will be participating. Once you have registered to take part in the session, you will receive an email with further information on how to participate in the Zoom meeting.

Session Dates:

Region 1 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm (Central Time)
      • Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm (Central Time)

Region 2 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Region 3 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm  (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm  (Eastern Time)

Region 4 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm  (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm  (Eastern Time)

Region 5 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Region 6 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Region 7 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Region 8

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Region 9 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

      • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 8 – 9:30pm (Eastern Time)
      • Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Online Survey:

We also have an online survey available for those who are unable to attend the session or prefer an alternate method of participation to share their perspectives and experiences regarding ELCC in their community. The survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNO_ELCC

This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. The survey will remain open until January 31, 2021.

Contact:

If you have questions about the virtual town hall session or the survey or if you would like to complete the survey by telephone or hard copy please contact info@dpra.ca. If you have questions about this initiative or would like more information, please reach out to Alison Tryl at alisont@metisnation.org or Madison Frias  at madisonf@metisnation.org