The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Registered Early Childhood Educator Support Program (RECE Supports) to all MNO citizens with a complete registry file who are Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE’s). Through this program, RECE’s will have the ability to have their Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) membership fees reimbursed. This includes the application fee and yearly renewal fee. This does not include reinstatement fees. In addition, RECE’s can also apply to have up to $1000 per year reimbursed for professional development.

Through the RECE Supports Program, the MNO will reimburse the following professional development fees:

  • Additional Qualification (AQ) courses;
  • Workshops, Seminars, Online Courses or Webinars;
  • Books required for courses;
  • Post-secondary courses – one course per semester;
  • First Aid/CPR or Mental Health First Aid; and
  • Conference fees.

To qualify for reimbursement through the RECE Supports Program you must:

  • Be a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario with a complete citizenship file;
  • Reside in Ontario;
  • Have proof of purchase for professional development and/or CECE fees; and
  • Be in “Good Standing” with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators.

RECE’s provide high quality child care and early learning programming across the province and we appreciate all the hard work and dedication they provide to their students. RECE’s play an extremely important role in a child’s early development and often go above and beyond to support best practices in their learning environment. The MNO will reimburse any Professional Development or CECE fees acquired during the current fiscal year (April 1st – March 31st). To learn more about the Program please see our Program Brochure.

To apply for the RECE Supports Program complete the Online Application Form.

CONTACT: If you need help with your application or would like to learn more about the RECE Supports Program, please contact Early Learning & Child Care Partnerships team by email at


Opportunities & Resources:

The Métis Nation of Ontario has services and supports available for Métis Citizens who are Early Childhood Educators (qualified and unqualified) working in the Early Years Field. There are additional professional development opportunities and resources currently in development, such as:

  • Health and Wellness Series for ELCC Educators;
  • Community of Practice (Online App to be released August 2024); and
  • Story Bag/ Education Kit Resources.

In order to ensure eligible Citizens working in the early years field are receiving the most up-to-date information and access to these opportunities, we need to collect your current contact information.

Confidentiality Guarantee: The information collected will remain within the Métis Nation of Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Team and will be used for the sole purpose of developing a contact list to share relevant information with eligible citizens.