Based on a story by Xavier Kataquapit, originally posted at http://www.netnewsledger.com/2012/10/24/aboriginal-organizations-spearhead-fight-against-diabetes/
The Diabetes Expo organizing committee. On the far left with the Sash is
Richard Aubin with the Métis Nation of Ontario who was co-chair of the
Richard Aubin, a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) staff member who works out of the MNO office in Timmins, co-chaired the fourth annual Diabetes Expo in Timmins with Julie St Onge, of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Aubin commented that the two day event, held October 18-19, has increased its reach to professionals and the general public by at least 50 percent.
“We have a great committee dedicated to this event and some really wonderful sponsors who I want to thank for their support,” said St Onge.
The two-day event included expert speakers, a series of workshops, a “kids’ program”, and a professional event held at the Porcupine Health Unit that featured a workshop to local health care professionals in person and through live teleconferencing using the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to health care workers in Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, North Bay, Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Hearst.