Frances Chartrand
Minister of Early Childhood Learning
and Child Care Department


Minister Frances Chartrand has been a long-serving member of the Manitoba Metis Federation and spent years actively serving our Metis citizens' social, economic, cultural, educational, and health needs.

As a proud Metis woman from Duck Bay, Manitoba, Frances was elected in 2015 to serve as Vice President of the Northwest Region and Minister of Health and Wellness and was elected to serve as Minister of Early Learning and Child Care in 2019.

Minister Chartrand influences policy and planning delivery at multiple levels of government. Nationally she has shaped the involvement of Metis with Canada and other National Indigenous Organizations, bringing our Metis-specific knowledge to action.

Her extensive list of community involvement includes; being a member of the Metis National Council Health Committee, a member of Infinity Women Secretariat, a member of numerous committees, and an active member of Swan River Aboriginal Headstart and Friendship Centre.

As a proud graduate of the University of Manitoba, Minister Frances Chartrand believes in lifelong learning and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and a Master of Social Work. Her studies also include her Early Childhood Education Certification.

Current accomplishments include:
Establishing a prescription drug program
A parent-child coalition in the Northwest Region
Launching youth conferences to ensure that youth are supported to make positive educational and career choices

Her honours and awards include the NEAHR Travel Award in 2007 and 2010 from The University of Manitoba and the Travel Award to attend several conferences in 2007.

In addition to her professional and political responsibilities, her family remains dear to her heart. She is a wife, mom, grandma, and friend to many. Gatherings and connections remain one of her favourite activities.

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