Children are our most precious gift. Learn together through play activities that target healthy child development to help children develop their language & motor skills. Build parenting skills & learn to set boundaries & model healthy lifestyle choices. With an emphasis on parent-child communication, our programs encourage parents & caregivers to use each activity as a learning opportunity for their child.

Moe the Mouse and Métis friends- ON HOLD AT THIS TIME

Language development, cultural exploration, songs, crafts & storytelling.

A virtual drop-in play presentation for Indigenous children ages 0-8 & their caregivers.

  • Date: Tuesdays
  • Time: 10:00-10:30am
  • Location: On-line live presentation (a posted video will be available to families that cannot attend the live stream version)
  • Participation: Virtual drop in – Registration required for families wanting an interactive kit delivered to their homes. (kate@metis.ca)
  • Important Information: Gift cards for families that register will be included in their monthly kits!

Ayishinoo Famii- ON HOLD AT THIS TIME

Crafts, puppets, songs, science and fun!! This group is designed to help your little ones build their imagination, get exposure to Metis Culture, crafts & to help parents with ideas to interact with their children!

  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 10:00am-10:30am
  • Location: On-line live presentation (a posted video will be available to families that cannot attend the live stream version)
  • Participation: Virtual drop-in – Registration required for families wanting an interactive kit delivered to their homes (kate@metis.ca)
  • Important Information: Gift cards for families that register will be included in their monthly kits!

Kindergym

A large-motor play program for indigenous children ages 0-8 & their caregivers

  • Date: Tuesdays
  • Time: 10:00am-11:00am
  • Location: Gym- 345 Wale Rd (Westshore Child, Youth, and Family Centre)
  • Participation: In person drop-in – Registration required  (hannah@metis.ca)
  • Important Information: Gift cards for families that register will be included in their monthly kits!

Petite Zispriis Yoga

MIDP led presentation with focus on breathing, calming & self-regulation techniques. Open to Indigenous children 0 to 12.

  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
  • Location: Community Room-345 Wale rd (Westshore Child, Youth, and Family Centre)
  • Participation: In person drop-in – Registration required  (hannah@metis.ca)
  • Important Information: Gift cards for families that register will be included in their monthly kits!

Baby Massage

A 5-session course for babies who are newborn to 10 months or crawling & their parents or caregivers. Form a strong bond of love & trust with your baby. Help your baby sleep better & longer. Ease your baby’s digestive system, colic pain & constipation. Stimulate your baby’s neurological development. Learn to understand your baby’s body language & cues.

  • Date, Time & Location: Determined individually.
  • Participation: For more information & to register contact elena@metis.ca or 250.391.9924
  • Important Information: Open to Indigenous families & caregivers of Indigenous children