Métis Nation British Columbia releases report on Métis Youth Programming

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Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has released the finding of the “Métis Youth Programming” research project. The “Métis Youth Programming” research was conducted in order to create effective and culturally-relevant employment and education programs for Métis Youth that are delivered to and by MNBC’s Métis Chartered Communities.  

The “Métis Youth Programming” survey was developed and completed by over 350 Métis Youth in order to better understand their experiences in interacting with BC’s employment and education programs. In addition, an analysis of 112 employment and education programs listed in the Government of British Columbia’s Guide to Aboriginal Organizations and Services examined whether these programs were being accessed by Métis Youth. Regional Engagement Sessions were also held in each of the MNBC regions to seek input from Métis people on what successful administration and delivery looks like for Métis Chartered Communities, and what support is required to effectively engage Youth in community-driven programming.

Throughout the research process, MNBC focused on youth and community engagement by means of regional and youth-specific engagement sessions. The input provided at these sessions served to create 4 key focus areas that must be addressed in order to create effective and Youth-relevant Métis Youth employment and education programming:

  1. Funding
  2. Community Development
  3. Identity and Culture
  4. Education and Employment

MNBC will advocate for additional resources and partnerships to support the recommendations and findings of the research project in order to increase the delivery of effective Youth programs for Métis Youth in British Columbia.

The “Métis Nation British Columbia: Youth Programming” report is available to all who are interested in reading the results in greater detail.  We have also released an infographic with illustrations of the more thought-provoking results from the research. DOWNLOAD Report (PDF)