Education Support Advocacy Program

Updated: October 10, 2022

Get help navigating the K-12 school setting! The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Education Support Advocacy Program. Through this Program the MNO’s Education Support Advocates are available to help families with youth in the K-12 school environment. The goal of this Program is to identify and provide supports for Métis students and their families as they progress along in their learning journeys with the aim of helping to improve their learning outcomes. The Program is offered Ontario wide and is for Métis children and youth and their families who are experiencing issues or challenges in the following areas:

  • Attendance
  • Suspensions
  • Social isolation
  • Individual Education Planning
  • Behavioural Planning
  • Specialized placement for children with exceptionalities
  • Mental health or learning disabilities
  • Communications with the school
  • Reaching academic potential

FAQ’S: For a list of Frequently Asked Questions please click here.

CONTACT: To access the Program’s services or if you’d like to know more information please contact us by email at EducationAdvocacy@metisnation.org

Métis Parent/Student Education Support Advocacy Sessions

This year Education Support Advocates (ESA) are pleased to invite Métis families and students to attend a series of educational and interactive sessions for parents/families/client’s who want to enhance their understanding of Advocacy in Ontario’s K-12 Education System as well as learn skills to support themselves or their children who may be experiencing challenges.

Each Métis Education Support Advocacy Session focuses on Communication, the Language of Education, and offers some great tools to get parents and families starting to feel empowered and inspired to advocate for their children enrolled in Public Education. Special Topics will also be highlighted throughout the year, one during each session. These special topics will include; The Individual Education Plan (IEP), Behaviours in School, and Transition Planning.

Schedule

The Parent Education Workshops will take place evenings between 7 to 8:30 PM EST (session lengths may vary).

  • Individual Education Plans (IEP) – October 20, 2022
    • Registration Deadline, October 19th 2022
  • Behaviours in the School Environment – February 23, 2023. 12 PM to 1:30 pm EST
    • Registration Deadline, February 15th 2023
  • Transition Planning – May 18, 2023. 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
    • Registration Deadline, May 17th 2023

Eligibility Criteria

Available to students/parents/grandparents/guardians who meet the following criteria:

• Métis peoples and family members residing in Ontario
• Be enrolled or have at least one child/grandchild enrolled in Ontario’s K-12 Public Education System
• Ability to access the internet and have a device to connect to Zoom
• Willing to participate in a digital environment

Registration

To register or for more information, please email: educationadvocacy@metisnation.org 

 

For a full description of each session click the button below.

Curriculum and Resources

Curriculum and Resources Grade 10 Civics and Citizenship (CHV20) – A Guide to Métis Governance Unit MNO – Civics Resource – EN Online MNO – Civics Resource – FR Online

K-12 Métis Education Kit

K-12 Métis Education Kit / K-12 Trousse d’éducation métisse The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) K-12 Métis Education Kits are an excellent resource for students, teachers, educators and community members to use inside and out of the classroom. Each kit contains a variety of items including a sash, flashcards, fiddle music, a Michif workbook, and

Métis Language Resources by COPA

Ontario Métis Language Resources / Centre ontarien de prévention des aggressions Métis Resources The following resources were developed by the Centre ontarien de prévention des aggressions (COPA) in collaboration with the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Education and Training Branch. COPA is a Francophone non-profit organization which offers services in both English and French. COPA

Métis Stay in School Program

Métis Stay in School Program The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Métis Stay in School Program. The goal of this Program is to provide in school Métis youth the encouragement and support they need to stay in school and obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). This Program is for