RLI Launches New Initiatives to Address Community Needs in Response to COVID-19
In response to community needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, RLI has launched new initiatives with support from the Métis Nation of Alberta.
CHROMEBOOKS FOR K – 12 MÉTIS STUDENTS
On behalf of Rupertsland Institute and the Métis Nation of Alberta, we wish to thank all of our Métis citizens who applied for a Chromebook. This program had an initial target of 200 units and we received close to triple that number of applications.
This Chromebook initiative is now closed. The deadline for requests was Friday, April 17, 2020 at 4:30PM. We thank the Métis community for their outstanding response to this program.
We have almost concluded the review of submitted request forms. For those who submitted a request form before the deadline, you will receive an email by end of day Friday, April 24, 2020 regarding the status of your request.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Métis Nation of Alberta and Rupertsland Institute have launched the Community Emergency Support Program to provide target wage subsidy funds to support Métis communities impacted by COVID-19.
Funds from the program can be used to hire workers like drivers to deliver essential goods and supplies, and clerical staff to help apply for pandemic relief programs while providing a stimulus to the local economy.
More information regarding this initiative will be posted shortly.
We’re working remotely and are now able to reopen our client services to the Métis community! If you’re a Métis individual looking for a training opportunity or support with post-secondary education, including assistance with career decision-making, skills development, job searching, and employment counselling, please contact us at 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847).
The Métis Nation of Alberta and Rupertsland Institute are here to help!