Keeping Métis Children in Métis Homes | Gardé no ptsi din mèzon Métis

Supporting the welfare of Métis children and youth is a top priority for the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). There are currently many Métis children within the child welfare system who would benefit from the stability of a loving and compassionate household.

In 2021, to encourage and facilitate the placement of Métis children within Métis homes the MNO has introduced a campaign focused on building cultural connectedness and continuity for Métis children and prospective foster parents: Keeping Métis Children in Métis Homes or Gardé no ptsi din mèzon Métis.

Starting February 3 2022, the MNO will be hosting additional virtual Foster Parent information sessions for interested Métis families. MNO citizens interested in opening their homes and learning more about becoming a foster parent are encouraged to attend.

*Please note, the MNO is not able to license prospective foster parents; rather, these sessions will summarize Ontario’s current process and eligibility requirements for becoming a foster parent.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What is a foster home?
  • Criteria for becoming a foster parent
  • Steps for becoming a foster parent
  • Supports available for Foster Parents

For more information or to RSVP for an information session please contact Melissa Gonzalez at or 226-376-5968 or register below: 

Dates and times for upcoming sessions. Please note all times are Eastern Standard:

  • February:
    • Feb 3 12:00 pm
    • Feb 17 7:00 pm
  • March:
    • Mar 3 12:00 pm
    • Mar 24 7:00 pm
  • April:
    • Apr 7 12:00 pm
    • Apr 21 7:00 pm
  • May:
    • May 12 12:00 pm
    • May 26 7:00 pm
  • June:
    • June 9 12:00 pm
    • June 23 7:00 pm