Making all the right choices

amy-lynn gradAmy-Lynn Aubertin (right) with her mother, Mona
Chartrand (left), at her graduation. (Photo source:
Submitted by Jade Bourbonnière, MNO Education and Training Operations Coordinator

Amy-Lynn Aubertin learned a lot about herself when she decided to further her education. She was very interested in a career in law enforcement but knowing that college is expensive, she reached out to the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) for financial assistance.

With MNO support, she started the Police Foundation program at Algonquin College in Ottawa in September 2013. Amy-Lynn thrived as a college student. She was able to grow and discover new things about herself. She also found satisfaction in volunteering at the college and within the community.

When she realized how important volunteering is, she did her best to give back to the community as much as possible. She helped out with Women In Uniform events, the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade, the 9 Run Run marathon hosted by Ottawa’s Emergency Services and Student Orientation sessions hosted at Algonquin College.

During the summer of 2014, she applied to the summer student program with the City of Ottawa’s By-Law Services. It was one of the most exciting summers of Amy-Lynn’s life and the program taught her what working in law enforcement was really like. She realized she had made the right choices.

At Algonquin College, Amy-Lynn’s life changed dramatically: she learned the value of volunteering, graduated with honours and received the Police Foundation Faculty Award.

The support Amy-Lynn received from the MNO paved the way towards a brighter future.


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