Metis Youth British Columbia Event

Join the Ministry of Youth at Métis Nation BC for an inclusive, celebratory, PRIDE EVENT from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday August 1st for 2SLGBTQ+ (Two-spirit (2S), lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and/or non-binary). Allies and citizens of all ages are welcome to attend. Drop in and virtually share your PRIDE by sharing a message, poem, music, or artwork. In celebration, we will be pulling prizes for virtual participants.


Guests include:

• Métis Two-Spirit Elder, Charlotte Nolin

• Qmunity

• Regional Youth Representative, Drew Nagao



2:00 – 2:10 Welcoming and Zoom housekeeping

2:10 – 2:30 Smart Terms with Qmunity

2:30 – 2:40 Pride Participation Interaction

2:40 – 3:00 MMF’s Two Spirit Local

3:00 – 3:15 Pride Participation Interaction

3:15 – 3:20 MYBC 2SLGBTQ+ Working Group

3:20 – 3:40 Pride Participation Interaction

3:40 – 4:00 Closing


In an effort to provide a safe event space, pre-registration is required for this event.

*Registration is through EventBrite and the Zoom link and code will be mailed out the day before the event. *


To participate in the PRIDE PRIZE DRAW simply turn on your camera and we will call on you in the chat. Once called, turn on your mike to share something with the viewers and we will pull a Prize. Prizes include jewellery, books, mugs, gift cards, bags, art pieces, colouring books, etc.


On Zoom, attendees are recommended to edit their name and add pronouns to be more inclusive. Ie. Nikki (She/Her) for this event. If you have any questions please email Paris at the Ministry of Youth at


That’s right!

The Ministry of Youth’s events are moving online and we are looking to hire Metis facilitators, workshop hosts, and Elders who can stream live from home for the Regional Youth Events and Regional Dialogue Events.

We’ll be hosting these free events through the online application Zoom and booking dates between June and November 2020. We’re looking for Elders to offer prayer at the beginning of the event and facilitators who can host 10 to 30-minute activities or information sessions for young adults.

If this sounds right for you or you would like to be somehow involved, connect with us through or and we’ll fill you in on more details.



Deadline: April 2, 2020

Canada Post Community Foundation Grants.

Grant funds

Over the past 8 years, the Community Foundation has given over $8 million to more than 780 projects in an effort to positively impact our communities.

Canada Post gives grants to charitable organizations, non-profits, schools, libraries and communities to support children and youth (up to age 21) initiatives.

Community-based Support Projects provide grants up to $25,000.

Projects must involve capacity-building or the creation or expansion of services, rather than the maintenance of existing services.

Expansion may include augmentation of a service, addition of a service or inclusion of a new geographic territory.

Capacity-building activities could also include hiring and/or training staff; or covering costs directly related to the delivery of a program, such as mileage, facilities rental, communications activities; or the purchase, construction or addition of new equipment or facilities.

Grants to unregistered organizations will not exceed $5,000 each.

The Canada Post Community Foundation has $1.18 million available to grant in the 2020 grant cycle.

 Get support with grants

Read frequently asked questions or contact Canada Post.


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KMA Event April 3, 2020

Kelowna Métis Association Community Meeting and Social


Upcoming Community Meeting & Potluck
April 3, 2020

You are invited to a Community Meeting Friday, April 3, at 5:30 pm at Parkinson Recreation Centre. Join them for their potluck dinner and meet the new Board of Kelowna Metis Association and enjoy a social evening.

Please contact the office at
or President Anita at


2020 Equipment Grant

Application intake NOW OPEN!

I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is accepting applications for its Winter edition of the Equipment Grant Program until February 26, 2020.

All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply for the Equipment Grant for up to $1500. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Indigenous sport, recreation and/or physical activity programs will be eligible to apply. The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles for Indigenous communities by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.


Please make sure you have visited I·SPARC EQUIPMENT GRANT  for complete information before applying.

Applications that demonstrate the following will rank highest within the application evaluation process:

  • New programs and initiatives which address gaps in basic access to sport, recreation and/or physical activity
  • A well-defined need for the equipment, plan for its use, and description of the barriers it will help to reduce
  • A large number of Indigenous people benefiting from use of the equipment
  • Easy access, qualified supervision, and shared use of equipment

PLEASE NOTE: Sport Apparel (jerseys, pinnies) electronics (projectors, scoreboards, fitness trackers), large single-user items such as treadmills and items for one individual athlete are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Equipment Grant Program. See a list of generally approved equipment HERE

All applications must include an official purchase quote or invoice from the supplier, and letter(s) of support. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Funds will be awarded either by reimbursement on submission of receipts showing method and proof of purchase, or by direct billing. Equipment placed on supplier accounts will not be eligible.

Due to limited funds, not all applicants will be selected.  All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report which will be provided by I·SPARC.

For more information please visit, or contact Patti Campbell at