Youth Programs & Services

Youth Emergency Benefit Program

(May 20) As we rolled out supports to Métis citizens in Alberta who have been impacted by COVID-19, we identified that there was a gap with financial assistance for young people. We are filling that gap with the Youth Emergency Benefit Program.

The Youth Emergency Benefit Program is available to Métis Albertans who are the parent/guardian of a youth between the ages of 13-18 living within their household. If a youth is between the ages of 16-18 and living on their own, they can claim the benefit for themselves.

Youth between the ages of 13-18 are eligible for $250 per month for a three-month period (May, June and July) when they apply before July 31. The maximum benefit one household can receive is $1,500 (two youth).

This financial support can be used towards the following:

  • Utility Costs
  • Grocery Costs
  • Educational Costs
  • Job Loss – Parent/Guardian or Youth
  • Wellness Costs – such as counseling, therapist, or outdoor activities

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About Youth Programs and Services

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is committed to developing and delivering programs and services that address the unique needs of Métis youth in Alberta, so they may feel inspired and empowered to move the Nation forward.

Youth are the future of the Nation, and it is important to involve them in vital decision-making, where they can offer fresh perspectives and ideas. Youth have a hunger to connect with their culture and community. The MNA’s Department of Youth Programs and Services has led many initiatives to address this need and ensure all Métis youth in Alberta feel a sense of belonging to both their community and their Métis roots. 

Youth Programs and Services helps build lasting relationships among Métis youth and facilitates cultural connection through provincial initiatives: Youth and Seniors Gathering, Alberta Métis Fest, On the Land camps, Headstrong mental health summit, Youth Conferences, and much more. The department also works with six Regional Youth Coordinators (RYCs) to provide Cultural Enrichment programs, Life Skills programs, and weekly youth groups in every MNA region!

See what programs they’re running on our events page!

For information on Youth Programs and Services in your area, please contact your Regional Youth Coordinator. Click on their names to get to know them better!

Region/City:Name: Contact Info:
Region 1 – Lac La BicheEmily MacMillan
Region 2 – BonnyvilleSarah Johnson
Region 3 – CalgaryKristen Acuna
Region 4 – EdmontonMadison Quintal
Region 5 – Slave LakeBeverly Lambert
Region 6 – Peace River Erin Mingay

Not sure which region you’re in? Check out this map as a reference.

For additional information, please contact:
780-455-2200 ext. 249

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