The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) recognizes that the early years are critical to a child’s development. Access to early intervention services supports children in achieving appropriate developmental milestones and improved educational outcomes.

The Developmental Services and Support Program is intended to support Métis children’s needs and enhance access to evidence-informed clinical services and early intervention supports in their homes, child care, or school settings.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Assessments
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Autism Supports
  • Parent Coaching
  • Early Learning Resources

Families can apply to have their child’s early intervention and developmental services fees covered by the MNO.

Qualification Criteria
  • One parent or child must be a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario
  • The child or children must be between the ages of 0 and 12
  • The family must reside in Ontario
  • Funding for eligible intervention services is based on the MNO’s internal eligibility screening. It must be supported by external documents or recommendations from a certified professional in their field (for example, a doctor or pediatrician’s letter, recommendations on a psychological assessment, a letter from the classroom/child care centre educator, etc.).

Contact: For information on what supporting documents or recommendations are required for specific
services, or if you have questions about the program, please email us at