Madison Holmes, Social Work student at Carleton University and Nicholas Mackenzie, Social Work student at UBC

Supporting Indigenous Students

March 30, 2023

Aligning our business goals with the long-term interests of our communities, through engagement and partnership, is essential to our future success. To that end, we are privileged to continue the partnership with Indspire — an Indigenous-led registered charity investing in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. Madison Holmes and Nicholas Mackenzie, both social work university students, are the first recipients of the IAMGOLD Côté Gold Indspire bursary for post-secondary students from Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Region 3. They each received $5,000 to help them continue their studies. Congratulations!

“I’ll be graduating from the Bachelor of Social Work program this spring and have been accepted to the University of Ottawa to pursue a Bachelor of Education. This bursary has helped make my dream of becoming a teacher a reality! You have changed my life and I’ll forever be grateful for the financial aid you have provided.” – Madison Holmes, Social Work student at Carleton University 

“This bursary has supported a move to the West Coast to complete my Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of British Columbia. Following graduation, my plan is to return to Ontario where I aspire to
work in direct clinical practice supporting those with various mental health related challenges.” – Nicholas Mackenzie, Social Work student at UBC

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