Facilitator Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizen of the MNO or one of the Métis provincial governing members which include the Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Métis Nation of Alberta, or Métis Nation British Columbia.
  • Applicants may have a citizenship application in progress with the MNO Registry (or other provincial governing member), in which case their acceptance to the program will require an approved assessment of the application by MNO Registry.
  • Enrolled and attending a post-secondary institution
  • Have completed at least one year of studies
  • Committed to fostering a community of Métis learners

Facilitator Responsibilities

Throughout the academic year mentors will be responsible for the following:

  • Attending an MNO Infinite Reach two day training session
  • Be available throughout the academic year (September to April)
  • Initial meeting with incoming students in September
  • Being knowledgeable of funding opportunities for Métis students
  • Being knowledgeable of community council and Métis Nation of Ontario events and programs
  • Connecting incoming students with available student services:
    • Academic Counselling
    • Counselling Services
    • Disability Services
    • Health Services
    • Housing
  • Connecting incoming students with the Indigenous Student Resource Centre and spend
    at least two hours a week in the Center
  • Organizing Powley Day activities (September 21, 2011)
  • Organize information session and cultural events throughout the year
  • Encouraging students to self-identify as Métis within the institution
  • Encourage students to subscribe to the MNO Postsecondary Distribution List
  • Present and promote postsecondary opportunities to Métis secondary school students

Events

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach facilitators will be part of organizing academic and cultural events throughout the year, some which have particular importance to Métis people. These events include an information session to assist students in connecting with student services as well as cultural activities on Powley Day (September) and Riel Day (November). These events provide the opportunity for Infinite Reach facilitators and members to come together and reconnect on various occasions throughout the academic session.

Facilitator Capacity

Eventually, the MNO Infinite Reach network will grow to support facilitators and network members at every post-secondary institution attended by Métis students in Ontario.

Updated: May 18, 2021