Camp aims to recruit Indigenous youth to jobs in health care – CBC

It’s the second time the week-long session was offered

Aug 17, 2017

Indigenous youth from all over the province are in Corner Brook to learn about careers in the medical field and how to get the education they need to work in those jobs.

Program director Dr. Carolyn Sturge Sparkes said the week-long Healers of Tomorrow camp is for youth between 14 and 19 and is designed to give them a look at a wide range of health-care jobs.

“We needed to outreach into the communities more deeply to younger students,” says Sturge Sparkes, who said the camp is a spinoff of the Aboriginal health initiative at Memorial University’s faculty of medicine.

“Unless we get them into university, we’re not going to get them into the professional schools.”

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