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. The MNO has been releasing these stories over the last two weeks, with the third video featuring Melissa Folz released here. The fourth and final video will be released next week.

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Melissa Folz was a student of the Sault 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.

The MNO was able to provide financial support to fund Melissa’s tuition, books and travel to complete her degree in nursing. Melissa is now able to sustain a living in Toronto in a very rewarding nursing career.

For more information on MNO’s education and training programs please contact the MNO office in your region.