Submitted by: Larry J. Ferris, MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Chair

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Métis youth complete First Aid training. (Front row L-R)
Carl Ferris, Jocelyn Howe, Dalton Latondress. (Back row
L-R) MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Chair Larry J.
Ferris, Even Logue, Brandon Howe, Jacob Martin, Devin
Latondress, Alexa Martin. Click here to view a larger
version of the picture.

Eight youth from the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council (GBMC) can now provide First Aid to their fellow citizens, following a training event on December 29, 2016.

The young people who attended the event are now certified First Aiders. The First Aid certification attendees received is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. The event was funded by a grant from New Path Youth and Family Services of Simcoe County—the lead agency in Simcoe County for Moving on Mental Health.

All of the MNO GBMC youth passed with high marks. “It is inspiring to see our future Métis citizens in action. We are in very good hands and we all should be proud of them,” says MNO GBMC Chair Larry J. Ferris.

The training included CPR, injury identification, patient care and how to help people who are choking, having a stroke or having a heart attack. Attendees also learned how to use automatic defibrillators.

The event was an excellent opportunity for Métis youth to learn a skill that looks great on a résumé. It also means that the MNO GBMC is safer with eight more people trained to provide First Aid.

Posted: January 24, 2017