Get help navigating the Early Years services! The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Early Learning Education Support Advocacy Program. The purpose of this program is to provide support to Métis children ages one to six (1-6) through providing advocacy and navigation services for families seeking support within the Early Years system and transitioning from kindergarten to Grade 1.

In the childcare setting, the ELCC ESA capitalizes on the opportunity to support the Métis child through collaboration with the child’s early years’ educators. The ELCC ESA brings together parents or guardians of the Métis child to discuss the recommendations for resources and supports made by either the external community-based partners or internally through the MNO.

The Program is offered Ontario wide and is for Métis children and their families who are experiencing issues or challenges in the following areas:

    • Developmental needs
    • Accessing Educational Resources
    • Social isolation
    • Individual Education Planning
    • Behavioural Planning
    • Specialized placement for children with exceptionalities
    • Mental health or learning disabilities
    • Communications within early years’ settings

Support is available if there are clear educational challenges, as well as if there are no specific needs. All are welcome! To learn more about the Program please see our Program Brochure

To qualify for the MNO Early Learning Education Advocacy Program:

    • One parent/guardian or child must be an MNO Citizen
    • Applicants must have a child aged 0-6 in need of support
    • Applicants must reside in Ontario

CONTACT: To access the Program’s services or if you’d like to know more information please contact Early Learning and Child Care Education Support Advocate Team Lead Lesa-Marie Andrew by email at

Métis Early Learning Parent Workshops 2022

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Education Support Advocates (ESA) are pleased to invite families to attend a series of educational and interactive sessions. These sessions are geared towards parents who want to enhance their understanding of their child’s developmental stages and learn skills to support their children who may be experiencing challenges. To see the schedule for the 2022 Parent Education Workshop, click here. 

Posted: August 10, 2022