Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program offers support for Métis families

April 21, 2021
The Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education has announced the Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program, which will offer early childhood development supports for Métis families with children from birth to eight through funding from Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). Métis families will be able to apply for up to $5K of services per child, which includes services such as respite care, speech therapy, assessments, mental health support, and educational and cultural support. “There are many inequities that exist for our Métis children, and the Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program will address these inequities,” said Debra Fisher, MNBC’s Minister of Education. “The program was developed by listening to our Métis families and their stories. The Ministry of Education turned their stories into actions, and this program is for them.” NationTalk (BC)