Métis Families in British Columbia Can Apply for Covid-19 Learning Recovery Funds

Press Release

December 15, 2022

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is proud to announce that a one-time only funding of $150,000 has been allocated to the Ministry of Education for the extension of an emergency learning recovery fund to support Métis learners aged 9-18 who are experiencing learning disruptions caused or exasperated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The K-12 Learning Recovery Fund was approved as a part of the Covid-19 wave 5 funding provided by Indigenous Services Canada and will help families in need cover costs of tutoring and assessments.

MNBC continues to support its citizens by advocating for their unique needs at both provincial and federal levels, and through the development of direct funding initiatives.

“We are proud to announce the return of this initiative,” said Debra Fisher, MNBC’s Minister of Education. “Last year, these funds supported nearly 250 of our Métis learners who were impacted by the pandemic on their path to achieving successful educational outcomes. Further funds will continue to place our children on their path to excellence.”

Funding is available for MNBC citizens and individuals who have an active application submitted to the MNBC Citizenship Registry. All Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be used by March 31, 2023. New applications will be prioritized.

For more information or an application form, please email [email protected]


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