By Melissa Pigeau, Community Wellness Coordinator

cancerHealing and Wellness Staff members who participated in the Colon
Cancer Prevention Training on March 9 (left to right) Robin Davey,
Jo MacQuarrie, Carmen Pregnant and Judy Simpson. Missing:
Melissa Pigeau, Kristina Jewel, Yvon Allard and Shannon Davies

On Wednesday March 9, some of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Health and Wellness Branch staff from the Ottawa, Renfrew and Bancroft offices participated in a one day train-the-trainer workshop on colorectal cancer prevention. The workshop was presented by Cancer Care Ontario in cooperation with the MNO and Jo MacQuarrie provided opening and closing prayers.

The goal of the training was to provide staff with information and resources on colon cancer prevention and screening methods to bring back to their communities. The training was provided by Dr. Maureen Donohue and was very interesting. She had an excellent way of utilizing language and terms that front line workers will be able to identify with so the presentation did not come across as too clinical.