Service providers attend MNO moccasin workshops in Brampton

Submitted by Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator Catherine Corbett

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More than 30  people attended two separate moccasin
workshops in Brampton on March 15 and March 20,
including (back row, left to right) Kristina Lombardi,
Mariam Fares, Jennifer Keeler, Catherine Corbett, Maria
Soto, Crystal Fares, (front row, left to right) Brian Boros,
Beth Boros, Baron Boros and Brycen Honsberger.
Click here to view a larger version of the picture.

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) staff held two Walking Our Path Moccasin Workshops with local service providers on March 15 and March 20 at the MNO office in Brampton.

More than 30 participants from the Toronto Police, Peel Police, University of Toronto, Town of Halton Hills, City of Brampton, Victim Services of Peel, Peel Children’s Aid Society, Trillium Health Partners-Chantel’s Place and Safe City Mississauga each made a pair of leather moccasins at one of the two workshops.

The workshops provided an opportunity for service providers, whom the MNO works with in a number of capacities, to experience a hands-on, traditional activity that the MNO provides. They also learned about the programs and services the MNO offers in Peel Region and across the province.

The event included time for networking and discussions about the need for mental health support and self-care for service providers, as well as clients.

Each participant enjoyed the workshop and plans to wear their pair of moccasins to walk on their healing journeys.

If you have any questions about the MNO Métis Family Wellbeing Program in the Peel Region, please contact Catherine Corbett at 905-450-4844 ex. 304 or catherinec@metisnation.org.

If you have any questions about the MNO Community Wellness Program in the Peel Region, please contact Rose Colacci-Fines at 905-450-4844 ex. 305 or rosec@metisnation.org.

Posted: April 5, 2018

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