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February 7, 2024
Join the MNO and guest presenter Erin Houston from OK2BeMe for a session discussing freedom of expression within the early years.
Erin is the Community Engagement Lead at Okay2BeMe, which offers a set of supportive services for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) and questioning kids, teens, adults, and their families in Waterloo Region. Ok2BeMe is a program that falls under the Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health umbrella.
Erin is a community-building facilitator and public educator. After finishing degrees in Legal Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo, Erin pursued a Master’s degree in Social Justice and Community Engagement at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a bisexual, cisgender woman and employs both academic education and lived experience to engage communities in exploring conversations about identity, belongings, relationships, and self-esteem using a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.
This presentation will touch on topics such as:
• Gender Stereotypes
• Non-Gendered Playstyles
• Child Advocacy
• Support and Resources
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining this session, please complete the form at the button below. Once you have submitted the form, a link will be sent to the email provided before the session.
If you have any questions, please email the DRC team at DRCsupport@metisnation.org.
To be eligible for the Family Workshops, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• One parent/guardian or Grandparent must be a Métis Nation of Ontario citizen eligible for direct benefits under MNO Policy #2021-001: Eligibility for Direct Benefits Programs and Services Policy.
• Have at least one child or grandchild between 0-12 years old.
• Ability to access the internet and have a device to connect to Zoom.