Early Learning & Child Care

Early Learning and Child Care Backpack Program ends for 2022 

December 15, 2022 – The 2022 Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Early Learning and Child Care Aen paaktoon di bufloo lii zhenn chi kishkayhtahkik- the Buffalo Learning Program was an incredible success. As of Thursday, December 15, the 2022 backpack application process has closed. 

 Thank you to everyone who participated!  

 Here’s what you need to know:

  • All children registered before Dec 15, 2022, will receive learning packages 
  • Over 2100 citizens will receive or have received backpacks in the 2022 program year 
  • A new shipment is scheduled for the week of December 20th  
  • The last 600 backpacks will be sent out in January 2023  
  • For those registered in the 2022 backpack year, the additional learning materials are scheduled to be sent in in January, March, May and June 
  • Questions? Email [email protected]

 Watch for the ELCC Backpack Program to return during the 2023 school year!  


The Little Buffalo Reader Program

The Imagination Library is a literacy program for Métis children birth to 4 years. Registered Métis children receive free age-appropriate books each month until their 5th birthday.

Little Buffalo Application Form




Early Learning and Child Care Grant Programs Close

In the past seven months, Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) has been proud to support our families, citizens, and Regions across the province through the Early Learning and Child Care grant programs.

We are currently reviewing the Accessibility and Child Care Subsidy grants to ensure they appropriately meet citizen needs.

The ELCC Grant programs will be reintroduced in the fall and applications will be accepted at that time.  



Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
Suite 201, 208-19th St W, Saskatoon, SK  S7M 5X8