GDI, ESDC partner to increase Métis representation in the health sector 

The Gabriel Dumont Institute and Employment and Social Development Canada have signed a five-year agreement that will increase Métis representation in the health sector. The partners agreed to create demand-driven skills development training programs that will address the shortage of skilled healthcare workers; these programs are estimated to reach 600 Métis clients over the next five years. ESDC will contribute a total of $14.6M to the project and the Saskatchewan Health Authority will recruit and support the program’s graduates. “[The project] will improve employment outcomes for Métis citizens, specifically increasing the number of Métis professionals working in the healthcare sector by providing equitable access to jobs, training and education opportunities,” said Executive Director of SHA First Nations and Métis Health Thona Longneck.