Please note that the MNO’s Extra-Curricular Program is changing effective April 1, 2021.

Beginning, April 1, 2021, due to changes in available funding, the Extra-Curricular Program will only support children 12 years of age and under. Families with children ages 0-18 years, may continue to submit expenses for activities and/or equipment that occurred between April 1 2020- March 31, 2021. The deadline to submit these receipts is April 15, 2021. Any receipts submitted after that date will not be considered for reimbursement.

From April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, the Program will continue to support children age 12 years and under with up to $2,000 towards the cost of activities and equipment for activities under updated Program Guidelines. The Program Portal will be reopened on April 16th once the current application process is complete. Receipts for activities or equipment purchased on or after April 1, 2021 cannot be submitted until April 16, 2021.

It is strongly recommended that parents/guardians review the updated Program Guidelines prior to purchasing any equipment. The updated Program Guidelines will be available on April 16, 2021 on the Application Portal and on this page. We appreciate your understanding as we work to respond to the continually changing COVID-19 pandemic while working to improve our programs to better serve as many of our children and families as possible. Please continue to check the MNO website and Extra-Curricular Application Portal Page for updates.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Early Learning and Child Care Program is pleased to offer the Enhanced Extra-Curricular Reimbursement Program. Through this Program the MNO supports Métis families with young children by having their child’s extracurricular fees and/or extra-curricular equipment covered by the Métis Nation of Ontario.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • March Break Camps
  • Summer Camps
  • Early Learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Programs
  • Early Learning Arts (music, visual arts, dance, drama) and Language courses
  • Sports and Skills development
  • Community Programs including Scouting and Girl Guides
  • Virtual/Online programs

Effective January 11, 2021 families can apply to have their child’s extra-curricular fees reimbursed by the MNO. The Enhanced Extra-Curricular Reimbursement Program will not pay for extra-curricular fees in advance. Parents must pay all fees upfront and provide proof of purchase for reimbursement from the MNO. Please note there is a maximum benefit of $2000 per child (aged 12 and under), per 12 month period (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021), regardless of the number of activities the child participates in. For more information on what we can and cannot cover please see our Enhanced Extra-Curricular Reimbursement Program Guide

For a family to qualify for extra-curricular fee reimbursement:

  • 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
  • Be able to provide proof of purchase of extra-curricular fees and/or extra-curricular equipment to partake in an extra-curricular activity (receipts are required)

The Métis Nation of Ontario will reimburse any extra-curricular fees that were paid after April 1, 2020. 

CONTACT: For additional information or if you need help with the reimbursement process please contact ELCC Program Support by email at elccsupport@metisnation.org with any questions or concerns.