April 25, 2014 – Wendake, QC – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Minister Valcourt with representatives from the Huron-Wendat Nation: Grand Chief Konrad Sioui, Vice-Chief Jean Vincent and Chief René Gros-Louis, as well as AANDC's Quebec Region Regional Director General Luc Dumont, and participants of the fire prevention training.
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When it comes to fire prevention, education and awareness are essential to the health and safety of members of Aboriginal communities. We all have to take the necessary steps toward protection by learning how to prevent and control fires. This is why our government and the Centre de développement de la formation et de la main-d'œuvre huron-wendat (CDFM) have developed a new, recognized training course tailored to the realities of Quebec's First Nations.
Since March 31, 2014, an initial cohort of 14 firefighters from six communities has been enrolled in the training. At the end of the course, the participants will get their Firefighter I certification from Quebec's national firefighter school. The Government of Canada is proud to have contributed $155,869, or 50% of total costs, toward the training of these students. The communities of Pakua Shipi, Unamen Shipu, Nutashkuan, Ekuanitshit, Opitciwan and Manawan, home to the students, jointly picked up the other half of the costs.
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