The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Community Action Program for Children. The Program is funded by the Government of Canada and is for at risk children in Métis communities. At risk children are identified as those who are likely to experience a higher than normal rate of family poverty, abuse or neglect, poor health and nutrition, developmental delays, social and emotional problems, family break down, and injury or disability.
The Community Action Program for Children helps families and at risk children by helping parents and guardians with pre-natal, infant and child nutrition as well as parenting and care-giving skills. Program Staff work with Métis families to promote healthy lifestyle choices and provide them with access to cultural teachings and community development. By providing this training and support to families the Program helps children in at risk situations lead better healthier lives and helps prevent at risk situations before they happen.
Program Staff also provide regular opportunities for families to gather in a cultural venue to increase healthy decision making, share knowledge, and create healthy attitudes about families and parenting. One of the goals of the Community Action Program for Children is to enable Métis communities in Ontario to develop comprehensive and culturally appropriate programming for the healthy development of Métis children 0 to 6 years of age and their families who are living in at risk conditions.
Decision making within this Program is community based and Program Staff strive wherever possible to involve children, parents, guardians, community members, and service providers in every aspect of the Program. The Community Action Program for Children is available in the following Ontario Métis communities:
- Thunder Bay
CONTACT: To access the Program’s services or if you’d like to know more information please contact the MNO’s Manager of Community Wellbeing Lynne Picotte by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 705-363-8417.
Updated: October 12, 2021