terri-joTerri-Jo TauvetteSubmitted by Jade Bourbonnière, MNO Education and Training Operations Coordinator

While Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Terri-Jo Tauvette enjoyed working part-time at Value Village, it was not the job she envisioned for her future. She wanted to pursue her education and start a career in nursing.

The biggest challenge she knew she was going to face was the cost. To improve her chances for a rewarding career, Terri-Jo contacted the MNO for help.

The financial assistance provided by the MNO allowed her to focus on her classes and put in extra time studying. Terri-Jo enrolled at Sault College in their two-year Practical Nursing program.

She graduated in May 2015 and is now working as a Registered Practice Nurse for ParaMed, a home-care company in Sault Ste. Marie. She works within the community, visiting clients at home and providing nursing services. She feels the most rewarding part of her job is helping people and being able to assist in their care.

Thanks to MNO assistance, Terri-Jo’s life has significantly improved. She loves her job and has attained financial stability.