Youth Programs & Services

Sports and Recreation Grant

It takes practice to become a pro! We are proud to introduce the Sports and Recreation grant for Métis Albertans between the ages of 5-17! 

Eligible applicants can receive up to $500 per application period.

This grant can be used towards:
• Travel expenses
• Registration fees
• Equipment 

To apply, fill out the form!


  • One application per application period
  • Must be a current resident of Alberta
  • Parent and/or youth must be an MNA Citizen
  • Parent/legal guardian and youth must reside in the same household
  • Require financial assistance to complete or register in a sport or extracurricular activity
  • The applicant must provide receipts and/or registration documents for proof of enrollment and expenses in a sport or recreational activity
  • Must successfully complete online application form
  • The youth is between the ages of 5-17 during the application period

September 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020 AND
April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021

Still have questions? Find answers in our FAQ!

Please note that applications can take up to 30 days to process due to high volumes of applications. Applicants are only required to submit one application. Payment will be received in the form of a cheque via mail.

MNA Wellness Kits

See what’s in our wellness kits!

Your wellness is important to us, especially in this time of pandemic.

Please complete the following application to receive a Wellness Kit from the MNA’s Department of Youth Programs and Services.

Please note, you MUST be an MNA citizen between the ages of 12-29 to receive a Wellness Kit.

About Youth Programs and Services

Check out our Youth Events page!

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!

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 BicheTBA
Region 2 – BonnyvilleTBA
Region 3 – CalgaryKristen Acuna kacuna@metis.org
Region 4 – EdmontonMadison Quintal mquintal@metis.org
Region 5 – Slave LakeTBA
Region 6 – Peace River TBA

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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