Students explore careers in policing, healthcare through visit days, programs

Indigenous high school and university students from across Canada recently had the opportunity to explore career opportunities through dedicated visit days and recruitment programs. In Winnipeg, several students from the River East Transcona School Division are taking part in a 17-week Indigenous student work experience program at the St Boniface Hospital. Each week, students spent time shadowing healthcare professionals and gained hands-on experience. In Saskatchewan, Regina Police Service hosted the two-week Treaty 4 Police Academy at First Nations University of Canada. During this program, Indigenous students in the Academy learned about working in law enforcement and took part in special firearms training, first aid courses, drills, and cultural sessions. At Mt Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna, high school students participated in an RCMP Recruiting Indigenous Cop Camp where they met a police dog, paddled the detachment’s traditional Indigenous canoes, and learned about the gear used by officers. The camp focuses on healing relationships between RCMP and Indigenous communities, while boosting Indigenous recruitment.

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