MMF President Doubles Donation to St Boniface Hospital Foundation

August 20, 2019

MMF President Doubles Donation to St Boniface Hospital Foundation
Winnipeg MB – Today, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand, made a surprise announcement and doubled a donation received by the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation (SBHF). Earlier in the day, representatives from the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF) presented a cheque for $75 thousand to the Foundation. The funds were raised at the MMHF annual gala held on Manitoba Day.
When called upon to address those gathered at the presentation ceremony, President Chartrand announced another $75 thousand will be donated to the SBHF courtesy of the MMF.
"I was so pleased and proud to see first-hand where the MMHF donation was going," said President Chartrand. "To think that one day, Métis Students will access this incredible facility and accomplish great things in medical sciences, I knew I had to add to the very generous amount already given by my colleagues at MMHF. 
The subsequent proceeds will also go towards the RBC Youth BIOlab Jeunesse. The lab is a space created for students and teachers to explore and experience real biomedical science, located at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre.
"This is what governments need to be doing," added President Chartrand. "Keep in mind, Métis Citizens still have some of the worst outcomes when it comes to health care in this province. I cannot wait to see aspiring Metis doctors, researchers and other medical professionals come through the doors of the BIOlab, enter their field of choice and then take what they’ve learned back to our communities and People. Then I will know this was money very well spent."
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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.
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