MNO Community Wellness Program placement
student Lyndsay Harris (Univeristy of Windsor
social work program) and workshop participant
Jackie pracitcing some self-defense moves. Click
here for larger picture.

Corporal Cheryle Hayden of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was in Windsor to facilitate a Don’t Be Fooled workshop on February 23, 2017. The workshop informed participants about various fraud and scams which take place via email, telephone, text messaging and even door-to-door. Cheryle provided examples of current scams and frauds to watch out for and introduced participants to an excellent online resource called The Little Black Book of Scams. The workshop also included some self-defence teachings. Participants had the opportunity to learn some simple self-defence techniques to enhance their personal safety. Cheryle kept the participants engaged while providing individual feedback. This interactive workshop was well received by all who attended.

Cheryle Hayden has 30 years of service as a police officer with the RCMP. She has worked for the RCMP in a variety of locations and capacities including: general police duties; commercial crime; surveillance; teaching and training; Aboriginal policing and as a Métis Liaison.

The workshop was organized by MNO Community Wellness Coordinator Audrey Bayliss and Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator October Fostey in partnership with Elayne Isaacs from Can Am Urban Native Homes, Melissa Thomas from Southern Ontario Health Access Centre, Mercedes Rodriguez from Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Healthy Kids at Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre (CAIFC) and Michelle Nahdee from the Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program at CAIFC.

Posted: April 26, 2017