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Updates and Advisories from MNBC President 

April   17 - Update COVID Emergency Supports (applications closed)
March 25 - Update COVID-19 
March 17 - Update Métis Communities and Citizens
March 12 - Update non-essential meetings & events
March 12 - Advisory non-essential meetings and events


President's Monthly E-News

Read President Morin Dal Col's latest updates on COVID-19, and more >>>May Issue   

Get caught up - see HERE for Previous Issues  


MNBC Emergency Support Programs: CLOSED

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Rent Supplement Program for Métis Citizens Currently Renting their Homes  (applications closed)

For information on BC Government Rental supplement, visit their website: https://www.bchousing.org/COVID-19.

COVID-19 Education Support for Families Grant  (applications closed)

 


MNBC is Now Open to Public:

MNBC head office is here to serve the Métis people of British Columbia. Considering the most recent developments related to COVID-19, for your safety and ours, MNBC head office has taken all necessary steps to open our doors in Surrey to the public effective immediately. Please contact our head office to inquire about regional office openings 604-557-5851 / 1-800-940-1150.

MNBC Citizenship Registry - The MNBC Citizenship Registry Team is here to help.  Please continue where possible, to contact our staff, by phone or email, for assistance.  Our dedicated staff are eager to assist you in your application efforts.  For more information, documents and resources, please visit our citizenship PAGE.  To contact our Registry department, please call 604-557-5851 / 1-800-940-1150.

For Replacement Citizenship Cards or Renewals, please click HERE.


Métis Nation BC Métis Early Years Family Outreach – Announcement and COVID Update

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The Métis Early Years Program was developed by Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) for Métis families with children birth to 8 years. The program is focused on helping families build a network of support that provides children with opportunities for early learning and childhood development. The Métis Early Years Navigators assist families to access programs and services that are available in their region and connect them to community and culture. 

Over the past few months the primary focus of the Métis Early Years program has been supporting families through COVID-19. The Métis Early Years Navigators have been reaching out to families with children between the ages of birth to 8 and finding out how they are doing during the pandemic and determining what supports they may need. The Navigators have reached out to nearly 750 families over the past few months.

We are happy to share that while many of our families are facing challenges, overall families expressed that they are doing well and that they have used the social distancing restrictions as an opportunity to enjoy quality time together. Many families have expressed a desire for Métis cultural resources to assist them in learning more about their Métis heritage while at home. As a result, throughout the summer the Métis Early Years Program will be sending cultural resources and activities to families enrolled in the program to ensure they have the opportunity to share and experience Métis culture together as a family.

“Staying connected with our Métis families and supporting them ensures our Nation is strong and being there for them during COVID-19 is critical,” said MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col.

To show our appreciation to our families for taking the time to speak with us, all families were entered into a draw to win an iPad. The winners were the Williams family from Coquitlam and the Aitchison family from Prince George. Congratulations!

As we slowly transition into the “new normal” we recognize that COVID-19 will continue to affect our Nation for the foreseeable future. The Métis Early Years team is committed to continuing our outreach and supporting families. We encourage families that have Métis children birth to 8 to enroll their children in the Métis Early Years Program and stay connected to MNBC and to one another. For more information on the Métis Early Years program including how to enroll, please contact metisearlyyears@mnbc.ca

The strength and resiliency of our Métis families continue to inspire us all.