Media Advisory – New university health professions program for Indigenous youth

Press Release

February 27, 2023

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) and Queen’s University are partnering on the creation of a groundbreaking, new health professions program in the Western James Bay region with support from Mastercard Foundation.

What: Media are invited to a virtual press conference from Moosonee, Ontario announcing a transformative training model situated within Indigenous communities that will create education and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth, and improve community care.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Where: virtual press conference from Northern College in Moosonee, Ontario

Who: Participants addressing and taking questions from the media include:

  • Lynne Innes, President & CEO, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
  • Jane Philpott, Dean, Queen’s Health Sciences
  • Jennifer Brennan, Country Head, Canada Programs, Mastercard Foundation
  • Reeta Roy, President & CEO, Mastercard Foundation

RSVP: For more information or to receive the Zoom link, contact Queen’s University Media Relations Manager Julie Brown (343-363-2763 or


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