Métis Nation British Columbia, MNBC, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) are piloting a Métis-specific Community Support Worker program. “This program… help(s) Métis participants get the skills and knowledge they need to find secure and meaningful employment, while giving back to their community,” said MNBC president Clara Morin-Dal Col. “The Métis Community Support Worker program… respect(s) and honour(s) Métis culture by creating an ethical space for teaching, learning and incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing within a university setting. We look forward to delivering a program that celebrates our culture and makes a difference in the lives of Métis people in B.C.
The program… help(s) learners complete their adult upgrading and post-secondary courses, leading to a certificate as a social and community support worker. Learners…benefit from a full range of educational and wraparound services, including cultural elements and Elder supports, to ensure student success.” (See https://blogs.ufv.ca/blog/2018/03/metis-students-caring-for-the-communitys-future-with-support-worker-program-at-ufv/ )