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 Métis youth between the ages of 14 to 20 who are enrolled in high school full time.
The Program works to improve the future of Métis youth through activities aimed at keeping them in school and facilitating their transition from school to work. The Program provides opportunities for students to participate in after school activities and build self-esteem by removing barriers to participating in cultural, academic, and school related recreational activities as well as career exploration.
Projects that are part of the Program provide opportunities for Indigenous youth to grow and build self-esteem and self awareness which includes cultural awareness. Through the Program financial support will be provided to remove barriers to participation. This includes covering the costs of transportation in the form of bus tickets and transit passes and day care costs that are tied to attendance.
A variety of programs and service interventions for school retention activities are provided through the Program. These include:
- Educational Support such as tutoring in core subjects, Cognitive Testing, and participation in school related activities
- Cultural Programs for all grades that provide opportunities to learn culture through stories, arts, and support from Elders
- Recreational Programs associated with participation in school related recreational activities
- Career Exploration for grade 9 and 10 students and experiential cooperative on-the-job learning opportunities for grade 11 and 12 students
Updated: October 6, 2020