By October Fostey, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator

Anti-bullying Luncheon in WindsorParticipants in the MNO Anti-bullying Workshop held in Windsor
on January 27, 2011.
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) staff in the Windsor MNO office held an Anti-bullying and Harvesting Luncheon on January 27. Participants not only learned how bullying impacts every age group but were also treated to a delicious hot lunch of Indian Taco’s and Corn Soup, thanks to one of the AHBHC volunteers who periodically cooks traditional foods for the Windsor office staff. Our big “thank you” goes to her for preparing and bringing all this food while it was still hot. It was very much enjoyed by all!

The AHBHC would also like to extend thanks to all our guest speakers who provided excellent information and facilitated dynamic group interaction by asking good questions and providing feedback. Even the youngest community member participating learned a valuable lesson as he helped his grandma put food on her plate (with a little bit of assistance from one of our staff).

Feedback from participants indicated that everyone enjoyed the day, so, until next year . . . let’s remember that bullying is a form of abuse that can cause long-term trauma and WE are the ones that can take control to stop it!