stacey cameronStacey CameronSubmitted by Jade Bourbonnière, MNO Education and Training Operations Coordinator

In March 2013, self-identified Métis Stacey Cameron was unexpectedly laid off from her job at a factory in Midland. She saw it as a second chance to pursue a new career with more stability.

After contacting the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), Stacey spoke with Jo-Anne Parent, a Regional MNO Employment and Training Coordinator. Stacey was eligible for MNO support and enrolled at the registered pharmacy technician program at CTS Canadian Career College. Two years later, she graduated and is now working at the Guardian Clinic Pharmacy at the Huronia Medical Centre as well as the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

The most rewarding aspect of Stacey’s new career is her ability to make a positive change in her patients’ care. Whether it’s teaching them how to use a blood sugar glucometer or trying to put together the most detailed medication history for a doctor, Stacey loves her job and completes continuing education programs online to remain current in her chosen profession.

Published on: November 27, 2015