New website encourages Aboriginal participation in the health sector

November 5, 2014

A new website has launched in Manitoba designed to encourage Aboriginal people to think about careers in the health sector. The Manitoba Aboriginal Health Careers website provides information on more than 40 careers in the health sector—including training/education requirements—and resources, job openings, and success stories. The success stories profile more than 20 First Nation and Métis health-care professionals currently working in MB, and are designed to inspire and encourage others to explore the health sector. The website is reportedly the first of its kind in Canada, and was developed by the province’s Office of Rural & Northern Health (ORNH) in partnership with the tribal councils of 7 area First Nations. “We need to ensure [that the Aboriginal population is] equally represented in the workforce in the health care sector. The web portal will provide easy access to all the information needed to help you get started,” said Wayne Heide, ORNH Director. CBC (1) | | CBC (2) | APTN | Website