Youth Engagement: Sharing Healthcare Pathways

Earlier this month, our team had the honour to visit high school students from Moosonee and Moose Factory to share information about careers in healthcare and health care training programs. Representatives from WAHA, NOSM University, Queen’s University, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, the University Health Network, and Northern College visited Northern Lights Secondary School and Delores D. Echum Composite School. Students had the opportunity to connect with representatives from each organization and gain knowledge on the health care industry.

Participants learned about various post-secondary health care programs, the process for applying to these programs, and the eventual career options that these pathways lead to. Among the presenters was Dr. Elaine Innes, who shared her inspiring journey throughout the health care sector beginning as a health care aide and progressing forward to her current position as WAHA Chief of Staff.

We are grateful to be able to connect with Youth from the region and provide resources to help support our next generation of health care leaders.

Gitchi meegwetch to all who made these events possible, and we look forward to planning more in the future.

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority