The Métis Nation of Ontario is committed to ensuring that Métis culture and heritage is reflected in all early learning and child care spaces. We have rich stories that need to be told. Métis children and families need to see themselves reflected in learning resources and spaces whether it be in full-day kindergarten programs, Early ON’s, child care centres, ECE resource centres or home child care spaces.

Our team of Advisors have developed products that can be easily shared with children to share the rich heritage of the Métis people of Ontario.

ELCC Education Kit

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) team is excited to announce the Early Learning Education Kit launch. The Early Learning Education Kit has been developed to foster a deeper understanding of Métis culture and way of life within Early Learning environments across Ontario.

The Kit is intended to be utilized by early childhood educators to enhance an understanding of Métis culture for all children in a culturally appropriate and inclusive way. The MNO ELCC team has identified the importance of developing resources to support early learning professionals.

We are thrilled that this kit will be offered to educators and organizations across the province. This kit is offered for sale at $250 plus taxes and shipping. Please reach out to the email to go on the waiting list.

 “The Giving Tree” Story Kit Bag

This education kit features the story “The Giving Tree” by Leah Dorion. This charming story, richly steeped in Métis culture, focuses on the boyhood reminisces of Moushoom as he describes finding the “great giving tree” with his mother and father. The “Giving Tree” was a place where Métis travellers could find valuable supplies that they might need to survive on their long travels through the bush while hunting or trapping. The story emphasizes Métis core values and beliefs including strength, kindness, courage, sharing, generosity, as well as care for the greater community.

Each kit includes a copy of the story, a felt board with story pieces, language cards in Michif, French and English, matching cards, and a resource guide for educators. This kit is offered for sale at $89 plus taxes and shipping. Please reach out to the email to go on the waiting list.