MNO Citizens, we want to hear from you!

MNO Métis Child, Youth & family Services Project

 

The Métis Nation of Ontario is happy to announce that Phase II – the Design Phase of engagement, for the Métis Child, Youth & Family Services Project will commence virtually in mid-November with an introductory Town Hall on October 19 and 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm (citizens are encouraged to attend one of the two Town Halls).  The Town Hall will include a project overview and an introduction about the upcoming Design Phase.

In the Design Phase, citizens will be encouraged to engage and discuss the types of programs, supports and / or services they feel are necessary to prevent interactions with the child welfare system and keep Métis families together. This is also an opportunity for citizens to identify how they want to see Métis child, youth and family services delivered and to identify ways to improve current processes for those who are or do become involved with the child welfare system

A project report with a summary about the Phase I Visioning Phase engagement sessions that were held in February and March 2021 can be accessed at: www.metisnation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Nothing-About-Us-Without.pdf.

To begin the dialogue for the Phase II sessions, the project team have identified options and opportunities informed by the Phase I engagement sessions. Materials will be shared with you in advance of these sessions and after you have RSVP’d to participate in Phase II.

*Please note: these sessions are specific to Regions 2-9 as the Northwestern Ontario Métis Community (Region 1) has completed engagement on the creation of a regional Child & Family Services Agency. Region 1 is taking a phased approach; beginning with a focus on Prevention work with children and families which may be followed by the development of Protection services. For more information, contact Region 1 Councillor Theresa Stenlund.

Dates / Times:

There are two blocks of time for you to choose from: Mid-October – early December 2021 (Series 1) OR late January to early February 2022 (Series 2). *Please note: if you sign up for series 1, you would attend three sessions in total – one Town Hall and two engagement sessions in your region as each will cover different topic areas. The same applies for series 2. Sessions will be held at either 6:30 pm or 12:00 pm.

  

SERIES 1: October – December 2021

  • Engagement Sessions: November 15 to December 2, 2021.
    • Region 2
      • Nov. 15 – 12-2 pm
      • Nov. 17 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 3
      • Nov. 15 – 6:30-8:30 pm
      • Nov. 18 – 12-2 pm
    • Region 4
      • Nov. 18 – 6:30-8:30 pm
      • Nov. 22 – 12-2 pm
    • Region 5
      • Nov. 22 – 6:30-8:30 pm
      • Nov. 24 – 12-2 pm
    • Region 6
      • Nov. 23 – 12-2 pm
      • Nov. 25 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 7
      • Nov. 24 – 6:30-8:30 pm
      • Nov. 29 – 12-2 pm
    • Region 8
      • Nov. 25 – 12-2 pm
      • Dec. 1 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 9
      • Nov. 30 – 6:30-8:30 pm
      • Dec. 2 – 12-2 pm

 

SERIES 2: January – February 2022

  • Introductory Town Hall with opening remarks from MNO’s President Margaret Froh.
    • January 18 OR 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm;
  • Engagement Sessions: January 24 to February 9.
    • Region 2
      • Jan. 24 – 12-2 pm
      • Jan. 25 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 3
      • Jan. 25 – 12-2 pm
      • Jan. 27 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 4
      • Jan. 26 – 12-2 pm
      • Jan. 31 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 5
      • Jan. 27 – 12-2pm
      • Feb. 1 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 6
      • Jan. 31 – 12-2 pm
      • Feb. 3 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 7
      • Feb. 1 – 12-2 pm
      • Feb. 7 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 8
      • Feb. 2 – 12-2 pm
      • Feb. 8 – 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Region 9
      • Feb. 3 – 12-2 pm
      • Feb. 9 – 6:30-8:30 pm

 

All MNO citizens are encouraged to participate.

For questions or to RSVP, please email Alisha Kaba at alishak@metisnation.org or call 647 390-0140.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you! Marsi!