The Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program
The Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program was developed by Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) for families with Métis children birth to 8 years. Métis families can apply for and access services funded directly by MNBC.
Any parent or guardian who cares for a Métis child birth to 8 years old, whether they are an MNBC citizen or self-identify. “Métis means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples & is accepted by the Métis Nation.” The child must be enrolled in the Métis Family Connections Program.
There are a range of expenses that may be eligible. Expenses generally fall into one of three categories:
· health supports and services
· social supports and services
· education supports and services
MNBC recognizes that some children may require multiple supports and services from any combination of the three categories