Let's Play (Maatawaytaak) Program

The Let’s Play (Maatawaytaak) Program is a reimbursement program designed to provide families, with Metis children, financial support for extra-curricular fees, equipment, and specialized clothing related to the activity or equipment. The program supports the social, physical, and mental well-being of Métis children and helps promote healthy growth and development. The goal is to get children active and involved in their culture and/or community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The child must be between the ages of 0 to 8 years old.
  • The child must be an MN–S citizen or in the process of acquiring citizenship. Visit our website https://metisnationsk.com/citizenship/ for citizenship information.
  • The applicant must be able to provide proof of purchase of extra-curricular fees or proof of purchase of equipment or clothing pertaining to the activity.  
  • The applicant (parent/guardian) can receive up to $500.00 per child. 
  • The applicant (parent/guardian) and child must reside within Saskatchewan.
  • The applicant (parent/guardian) applying must reside with the child(ren) participating in the program.

While this is a reimbursement program, just to sign our Métis children up for an activity is costly. The MN–S Early Learning and Child Care team is ready to talk about the possibilities. Reach out to [email protected] and discuss the options. 

Please read our ELCC Let’s Play (Maatawaytaak) Program Handbook for guidelines and other important information pertaining to the program.

The Let’s Play (Maatawaytaak) Program will run from November 2023 to March 31, 2024.

Please forward any general questions to [email protected]



MN-S Early Learning Childcare Let's Play Program Application

Parent 1 - Applicant

Property Address

Mailing Address (R.R #., Box #, Street Address, etc)

Parent 2 - Applicant

Household Members - List all children you are applying for:

Child #1

Child #2

Child #3

Child #4

Child #5

Child #6

Declaration of Truth and Consent

  1. The applicant declares that all the information given are true and complete.
  2. The child(ren) must be an MN–S citizen or in the process of acquiring citizenship. Visit our website https://metisnationsk.com/citizenship/ for citizenship information.
  3. The Métis citizen applicant(s) declares that they have not applied for First Nation status under Bill C31, Bill C-3 or Bill S-3 or any other government legislation. The MN-S Central Registry Office will periodically verify that grant recipients maintain MN-S Citizenship.
  4. The applicant gives consent to MN-S and its agents to investigate and disclose any of the facts given in this application form for internal purposes or to other agencies for any of these reasons.
    1. To confirm activity or equipment is developmentally appropriate
    2. To confirm eligibility of the program
  5. The applicant acknowledges and agrees that the facts given in this application form will be kept and disposed of as required by The Archives and Public Records Management Act
  6. The applicant agrees that MN-S may collect data for report and funding purposes.
  7. The applicant agrees that MN-S may be required to complete surveys at any given time.
  8. The applicant understands that this application does not obligate MN-S to approve funding.

"Applicant" refers to the Métis citizen who applies for the program. The applicant must be a parent or primary caregiver of the child for at least 50% of the time. The applicant is responsible for all communications with MN-S.

"Secondary Applicant" refers to another parent or caregiver living at the same address as the applicant and/or child. The secondary applicant has access to information and the status of application progress. The secondary applicant cannot apply for the same program as the applicant UNLESS it is for other children not listed under the applicant

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