Métis woman enjoys career in film and media

Alison RheaumeMNO citizen Alison Rheaume

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Alison Rheaume first approached the MNO in 2013 when she was struggling to make ends meet.  She had to work several part-time jobs in order to make enough money to pay for school, and the stress of tuition was difficult to bear. The MNO assisted Alison with her tuition so that she could attend Humber College’s Film and Media Production Program.  Upon completion of her fourth and final year, she graduated with honours with Bachelor of Applied Arts.

Currently, Alison is the Membership Manager for Women in Film and Television-Toronto (WIFT-T). WIFT-T is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the professional development of women in the media industry. Alison focuses on membership benefits, outreach and retention, coordination of events, and program content sessions.

Coming from a family of media professionals, Alison learned to develop a passion for media development and events, and has chosen a career in media because she enjoys assisting women with their professional development and advancement. Over the years, Alison has discovered a lot about herself, such as her leadership and social skills, which makes connecting with a large number of people very rewarding.

The financial support from the MNO allowed Alison to focus on her school work and she is forever grateful to the MNO and its staff for helping her along the way.

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