Métis Success Story Videos
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) offers a variety of education and training programs, bursaries and scholarships in partnership with post-secondary institutions and employers. These programs have assisted Métis people advance their education and careers through funding and work placements.
To highlight the success of some of the Métis who have taken advantage of the MNO’s offerings, the MNO has produced series of videos highlighting these individuals in such fields of trades, health care, aviation and administration. These videos will be released over the month of October.
For more information on MNO’s education and training programs please contact the MNO office in your region.
The Grenier Brothers
The first video featues brothers Darryl and Jason Grenier from Midland who were looking to further their training in the trades. After consulting with the MNO, the brothers received funding to further their education and training in HVAC and gas fitting. In this video, the brothers share their experience of working with the MNO and how the MNO’s support helped to start them off in the right direction.
Justin Belcourt graduated from Aviation College in pilot training but due to financial difficulties he could not complete the second component of his training, instructor rating. That’s when he decided to contact the MNO. The MNO was able to provide the financial means that allowed Justin to complete his training and essentially achieve his dream job as a flight instructor.
Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Melissa Folz was a student of the Sue College and Laurentian University collaborative nursing program. In her fourth year, she was required to move to Toronto for a placement at Sunnybrook Hospital, a move which she could not afford on her own. That is when she contacted the MNO.
Guylaine Morin-Cleroux is currently the Administrative Coordinator for the MNO's Education and Training branch, a position that she very much enjoys. Guylaine joined the MNO through the Métis Training Strategy program as a receptionist. In 2009 she came on board as a permanent employee and still is today and plans to be in the future.