MNBC announces $3.88M in STEPS programs support

August 26, 2021
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has announced $3.88M in new funding for Skills Training, Employment, and Post-Secondary (STEPS) programs. Over $1M will provide additional supports such as community-based programming for the MNBC training institute; $2M will go to MNBC Chartered Communities to support STEPS programming; and $425K will go to programming and support for Métis businesses and employers, Métis women, youth, and persons with disabilities. MNBC has also voted to increase the cap for student funding from $25K to $50K. “The pandemic has a severe impact on our Métis youth, students, and Chartered Communities,” says Susie Hooper, MNBC Minister of Post-Secondary Education. “Providing more supports directly to our communities and students is vital to ensure our Nation has a successful recovery from the pandemic.” Nation Talk (BC)