Thursday, October 20, 2011

Aboriginal Opportunity to Shine - Talent competition

Poirier Communications is currently expanding its talent pool
for upcoming radio, television and print productions.
Productions will take place in Ottawa
between November and February.
 Talent fees will be paid.
We are looking for:
•  Children of all ages (0-12 yrs);
•  Teenagers and young adults (13-24 yrs);
•  Male and Female (25 and older);
•  Speaking English, French, Inuktitut or other Aboriginal languages.
To be considered you need to send your information by email:
o       your name
o       your age
o       your aboriginal ancestry
o       language(s) spoken fluently
o       a photograph
o       telephone number
o       a short voice or video recording-demo (if possible)
Send your information to:
For additional information, please contact Jean Landry or Madelaine Rochon
at (613) 741-3200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
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The MNO Launches Generation Innovation

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and its sponsors is proud to announce the launch of a new and exciting program for Métis youth in Ontario! Generation Innovation: Métis Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is a project designed to provide Métis youth (aged 13-29) with confidence, motivation and, above all, concrete business skills!
 Program applicants will be provided with training and where possible paired with a business professional that will provide mentorship in all aspect of entrepreneurship including business planning, marketing and budget development.
 Once training is complete and a business plan developed, each participant will submit their business plan for review.  The most promising submissions will be selected to participate in the Generation Innovation Skills Summit. Participants will be provided with an all expense paid trip to Toronto for an intensive skills development session focussed on the “Pitch” (think Dragon’s Den). Participants will then test their newly-honed skills in front of a panel of esteemed judges to compete for prizes and glory!
 First prize: $1000 cash and a new computer and printer!
Second prize: $500 cash!
Third prize: $250 cash!
 Application deadline is October 31, 2011
For more information check out:  
 Questions? Email:
 Submit applications to:
Remember to apply for a Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary if you are at one of the following institutions:
Region 2:
Confederation College
Lakehead University
Region 3:
Northern College
Region 4:
Sault College
Algoma University
Region 5:
Cambrian College
Canadore College
Laurentian University
College Boreal
Region 6:
Carleton University
Queen's University
Algonquin College
Loyalist College
St.Lawrence College
University of Ottawa
Region 7:
Sir Sanford Fleming College
Georgian College
Trent University
Region 8:
Ryerson University
University of Toronto
George Brown College
Humber College
Sheridan College
York University
Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
Region 9:
University of Western Ontario
Brock University
Conestoga College
Fanshawe College
Lambton College
Mohawk College
Niagara College
St.Clair College
To acquire the bursary application visit the Financial Aid Office at your Institution and ask for the Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary.
Deadlines vary by institution but some will be due at the end of this month!!!
Good luck!
If you have any further questions- call Benny Michaud at
613-798-1488 ext. 137
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Letter for corporate support
I would like to invite you to support of this year’s 16th Annual Odawa Art Auction, Saturday, November 28, 2011 at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 12 Stirling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. 
One of our targets is to raise $5,000 in corporate donations to make this year our most successful art auction ever. This will be the last art auction in the Stirling Avenue location, Odawa will be moving to new quarters in 2012.
This is our major fundraiser for the year!  Over the past fourteen years Odawa raised over $200,000. All proceeds support programming for Aboriginal youth, families, elders and community healing.
You can help us in one or more of the following ways:
1.      Corporate sponsor (Platinum $2,000; Gold $1,500; and Silver $1,000)
2.      Buy a Corporate Table ($600),
3.      Provide product for silent auction table and door prizes, and

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