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Ontario Investing $34 Million in Nursing and Personal Support Worker Programs at Indigenous Institutes

March 9, 2022 – The Ontario government has just announced that it will be investing $34 million over four years to increase enrolment in nursing and personal support worker (PSW) programs at six Indigenous Institutes including Six Nations Polytechnic.


This funding will provide an expansion of SNP’s existing Personal Support Worker (PSW) and Practical Nursing (PN) programs at the Branford Campus including additional intakes of PSW students and an expansion of the practical nursing lab. Funding will also support students through subsidies towards tuition, textbooks and other costs related to their education. SNP will continue to provide culturally responsive education, enhancing Indigenous knowledge and language in health programming as learners prepare for careers as registered nurses, registered practical nurses or PSWs.

"There is an urgent need for more nurses and PSWs who are training, working and staying in their communities. Indigenous Institutes have unique capacities to provide pathways to health care education that link our learners to community health care employers. This funding is critically important as we collectively work to recover from a global pandemic while continuing to create positive paths forward from our collective experience of inter-generational trauma and loss of language and culture," Rebecca Jamieson, President and CEO, Six Nations Polytechnic and Chair, Indigenous Institutes Consortium.

Six Nations Campus
2160 Fourth Line | P.O. Box 700 Ohsweken,
Ontario | N0A 1M0
+1 519. 445. 0023

Brantford Campus
411 Elgin Street
Brantford, Ontario | N3S 7P5
+1 226. 493. 1245

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Candace Maracle

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