MNBC receives $9M to support creation of new childcare spaces for Métis children

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has received $9M in funding through the 2021-22 to 2025-26 Canada-British Columbia Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement to create distinction-based childcare spaces. The funding will support MNBC in planning, implementing, and creating around 100 new childcare spaces that will provide culturally relevant services to Métis children. “Distinction-based funding from the Province and federal government recognizes that Métis children and families are a distinct Indigenous group,” said MNBC Minister of Education and Early Years Debra Fisher. “The Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) and Action Plan made specific recommendations to provide distinctions-based funding for MNBC, the Métis Nation Government in BC.”

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