MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO INFORMATION BULLETIN

MNO Early Learning and Childcare Community Engagement Sessions in 2021

December 18, 2020

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is conducting research and engagements to inform the future of early learning and childcare (ELCC) for Métis families across the province. The goal of this initiative is to provide MNO with information to enhance their understating of MNO Citizens’ needs as they relate to ELCC and of current trends in childcare across Ontario.

As part of this initiative, DPRA Canada has been hired by MNO to support two forms of engagement -- virtual town hall sessions and an online survey. The engagements will include MNO Regional and Community Council leadership, Métis parents and families, and MNO Citizens.

Information will be collected on the accessibility of services, desired services, and challenges and opportunities for providing services. Findings will help inform ELCC initiatives that MNO seeks to implement.

Virtual Town Hall Session:

We would like to invite Métis parents and families, and MNO Citizens to participate in a virtual town hall session using Zoom video conferencing (please see list of Session Dates below).

We ask that you confirm your intent to participate at least 3 days prior to the session date that you plan to attend at this site: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNO_ELCC_Registration

Once on the SurveyMonkey site, you will be asked to provide your name and email address and to select the date you will be participating. After you have registered you will receive an email with further information on how to participate in the Zoom meeting.

Session Dates:

 

Region 1 

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 2

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 3

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 4

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, February 2 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, February 6 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 5

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 6

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, February 16 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, February 20 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 7

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 8

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Region 9

Métis Parents & Families/MNO Citizens Sessions (Open to All Citizens/Community Members)

•   Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 8 - 9:30pm

•   Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Online Survey:

An online survey is available for those who are unable to attend an online session or who prefer an alternate method to share their perspectives and experiences regarding ELCC in their community. The survey can be found at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNO_ELCC

This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. The survey will be open on December 7, 2020 and will remain open until January 31, 2021.

Contact:

If you have questions about the online Engagement Session or the survey (or if you would like to complete the survey by telephone or receive a hard copy), please contact info@dpra.ca.

If you have questions about this initiative or would like more information, please reach out to Alison Tryl at alisont@metisnation.org or Madison Frias at madisonf@metisnation.org