Submitted by: Sheila Grantham, MNO Post-Secondary Education Officer

Melanie Frappier
Mélanie-Rose Frappier

Métis youth Mélanie-Rose Frappier from Sudbury, Ontario is one of the recipients of the Youth In Motion’s 2014 Canada’s Top 20 under 20 Award.

Held annually, the Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Awards recognize 20 young people under the age of 20 from across the country, chosen by members of the Order of Canada for their exceptional leadership, innovation and achievement.

Celebrating the accomplishments of these 20 remarkable young Canadians, they were presented with their awards at the Top 20 Under 20 Awards Breakfast Celebration, on June 5.

A very deserving candidate, Mélanie-Rose is active in the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and has attended the past two MNO March Break Infinite Reach Camps.

Mélanie-Rose also served as a Youth Ambassador of Canada, during which she created It’s Cool to be Healthy/C’est cool d’être en santé, an interactive program that has educated several hundred students on the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition.

Mélanie-Rose has given countless hours of her time volunteering in her community, and assumed a youth leadership role on a number of community organizations including the Aboriginal Advisory Education Committee and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.

A very accomplished young woman, she was also a recipient of the National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award and the Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and dedication to improving her community.

Congratulations on yet another great achievement!