Canada and the Métis Nation sign historic Early Learning and Child Care Accord

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MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col was in Ottawa to witness the signing of the Métis Nation Early Learning and Child Care Accord alongside Métis National Council President Clement Chartier and the Métis Nation Governing Member Leadership.

The Honourable Jean – Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development representing the Government of Canada and National President Chartier signed the Accord that commits up to $450.7 million to strengthen early learning and child care (ELCC) programs and services for Métis children and families throughout our Métis Nation.

President Morin Dal Col stated “this is wonderful news for Métis children and families in British Columbia. The Accord is an important step forward for Métis children and families in British Columbia needing access to early learning and child development programming and services. We have never been able to provide such programming and services to Métis families before but now with this Accord and the funding commitment already made to us, we can develop and deliver services and programming from childcare assistance to early learning for our Métis children and families here in British Columbia. This would not have happened without the full support of the Prime Minister and his government and this is an excellent example of what can happen when everyone is working together for our Métis children and families.”  more >>>

Download signed ELCC Accord: English(PDF) French(PDF)

l-r: President Glen McCallum(MN-S), President Audrey Poitras(MNA), President Margaret Froh(MNO), President Clara Morin Dal Col (MNBC), MP Chandra Arya (Ottawa Nepean), President David Chartrand(MMF)

  


 

l-r: President Clara Morin Dal Col(MNBC), President David Chartrand(MMF)


l-r: President Clara Morin Dal Col(MNBC), MP Chandra Arya (Ottawa Nepean)

President Clara presenting her signing pen to 10-year-old Rayna Collins of Duck Lake representing all the future young Métis children who will benefit from the ELCC Accord signing and the $450 million investment by Canada over the next ten years. 

 l-r: Manitoba Delegate, President Clara Morin Dal Col(MNBC), Minister of Elders Marilynn Taylor (MNBC)

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