Gear Up For School

Have a child going into preschool, kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 2?

We’ve got you covered for back-to-school!

Early learning and literacy are top priorities for our Children and Family Services Department. Education is the key to creating thriving Métis families and we want to help however we can.

We are once again offering FREE school supplies to assist Métis families for the 2021-22 school year, AND we’re delivering them right to your door!

The Gear Up For School program supports children and families in all scenarios of learning, both in the classroom and at home. We aim to prepare early learners with the tools they need to begin a successful learning journey while reducing financial stress on Métis families.

Supplies are limited, so register today!

To apply, complete the form!

Who’s eligible?

  • Children enrolled in preschool, kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 2 beginning September 2021
  • Residents of Alberta (Applicants must provide an Alberta mailing address.)
  • Parent/Guardian or child must be an MNA citizen

Have questions or need more information? Please email

Not an MNA citizen? Call us at 1-800-252-7553 or 780-455-2200 to start the application process.