Health authority, university develop culturally-informed program for Indigenous youth – CP24

March 1, 2023

A northern Ontario health organization and a university say they are developing a culturally-informed program that will prepare Indigenous youth for careers in health-care.

The Queen’s Weeneebayko Health Education Program will have a campus in Moosonee, a town on the Moose River, and will teach a university curriculum that will train students for various medical careers, including nursing and midwifery.

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority says the initiative will help increase the capacity for culturally-safe health care that is directed and delivered by professionals from the communities it serves.

The heath authority runs hospitals and nursing stations in remote communities along the James Bay and Hudson Bay coasts, including Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Peawanuck and Kashechewan.

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