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As an advocate for Métis education, training and research, Rupertsland Institute actively engages with the federal and provincial governments, educational institutions across Alberta and other stakeholders to further RLI’s goals.

MEF & ELCC Métis Scholar Awards

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), Rupertsland Institute (RLI) and the Métis Education Foundation (MEF) are excited to launch two new endowments to complement their current portfolio of 17 endowment partnerships with post secondary partners in Alberta. These two new endowments are held internally with the Métis Education Foundation.

Grades 7 – 12 Chromebook Application

Attention Métis Nation of Alberta Citizens! Rupertsland Institute (RLI) and the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) are providing a limited number of Chromebooks to support Métis students in Grades 7 to 12 who will be returning to online learning effective November 30, 2020.

Rupertsland Student Emergency Program (RSEP)

In coordination with the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Métis Capital Housing Corporation, the Rupertsland Institute is offering the Rupertsland Student Emergency Program (RSEP) to help students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The RESP provides eligible post-secondary students with financial support to compensate for employment or financial opportunities lost as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post-Secondary Education Survey

Currently, RLI is developing the programs and services that will form the Post-Secondary Education program and we are seeking input from Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) members to create program options that respond to Métis Nation student needs. In 2019, the MNA signed a 10-year Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Agreement with the Government of Canada.

Early Learning and Child Care Survey

Parents of children aged 0-8 are encouraged to participate in this survey. Your responses will help RLI and the MNA develop ELCC programs and services that meet the needs of Métis children and families across Alberta. Early Learning programs can help prepare children for entry into the provincial school system.

Supporting Métis individuals affected by flooding in Fort McMurray

In partnership with the Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Urban Housing and Capital Corp., Rupertsland Institute purchased bottled water to support the Métis community in Fort McMurray this week as they currently face a water advisory. The situation of vulnerable Métis citizens has become even more complex as a result of flooding and social isolation, and together, we wanted to find a way to support our community in Fort McMurray.

Employers: This one’s for you!

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) can help employers find Métis workers that match current employment needs and is currently offering two wage subsidy programs to employers in Alberta: The Métis Youth Summer Placement Program (MYSPP) is designed to enhance employment opportunities for Métis youth between the ages of 15 and 30.

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 (MNA).   RUPERTSLAND STUDENT EMERGENCY PROGRAM In partnership with the MNA, and the Métis Capital Housing Corporation, the Rupertsland Institute is offering the Rupertsland Student Emergency Program (RSEP) to assist students affected by the pandemic.

Important Announcement About COVID-19

Everything we do at Rupertsland Institute is about serving our people. The health and safety of our employees, clients and other stakeholders is our top priority – and always will be. While ensuring Rupertsland Institute operations are maintained, we’ve taken several proactive measures to mitigate the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it might have on our staff members, clients and stakeholders.

Mobile Services Cancelled from Jan 12 – 18

Due to inclement weather across the province, all mobile services will be cancelled from January 12 – 18, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.