The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Extra-Curricular Reimbursement Program supports MNO citizens with children 0-12 years old with equipment purchases and/or the cost of activities that promote the health and well-being of Métis children.

In response to the extraordinary response to last year’s program, the 2023-24 Extra-Curricular Reimbursement Program features some changes to the application process. The 2023-24 Extra-Curricular Reimbursement Program will have a two-step application process including: a pre-application (where eligibility is determined) and an application portal for submitting receipts. The pre-application will allow eligible MNO citizens to register for the program before formal applications are accepted. The MNO ELCC team will use information provided to determine available support, and advise families about their acceptance into the 2023-24 fiscal year program before it reaches capacity.

Pre-applications are now open! Click here

General Guidelines:

  • Children must be between the ages of 0-12 years.
  • The parent/guardian, or child, must be an MNO citizen eligible for direct benefits.
  • The family must reside in the province of Ontario

Important Dates:

  • The first pre-application window will be from March 1 – April 30, 2023
  • Pre-applications close between May 1 – May 31, 2023
  • Families will be advised of the outcome of their pre-application no later than May 19, 2023.
  • Pre-application reopen on June 1, 2023-February 29, 2024 and operate as a waitlist for families who did not apply in the original pre-application period.

Specific Guidelines:

  • The pre-application registers your child(ren)’s interest in receiving extra-curricular support for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
  • You may only apply to the pre-application once. All children 0-12 years must be included on the application.
  • Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance into the 2023-24 extra-curricular program.
  • This application IS NOT for submitting expenses.
  • Before submitting the application, the application will confirm the name(s) and date of birth of all children who may qualify for extra-curricular support. Children who are not listed on the application will NOT receive support.
  • Families expecting a child after the pre-application window closes may apply to the waitlist after the birth of their child.
  • The support available will be determined after all applications have been received. It will be based on the child’s age and the number of applications received.
  • Refraining from making large purchases until you receive acceptance into the program is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
    • The ELCC team is not responsible for purchases not within the program’s parameters, purchases made before April 1, 2023, and/or if your application is not approved.
  • The 2023-24 extra-curricular program will accept receipts from April 1 2023-March 8, 2024.
    • Any receipts outside of these dates will NOT be accepted.
  • Program guidelines will be available on the MNO webpage and application portals at the end of March 2023.

For more information, please reach out to your program coordinator or