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Freedom of Expression in The Early Years Workshop

Press Release

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

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.

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