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MN—S Year of the Youth Post-Secondary Benefit

Nov 10, 2023

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The Métis Nation—Saskatchewan (MN—S) announced a new one-time $3.5M investment in post-secondary education for Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment students and clients. The benefit is part of the MN—S’ Year of the Youth initiative, a comprehensive effort focused on empowering MN—S citizens in their educational journeys.

“Empowering our Métis youth through education is not just an investment in their future; it is an investment in the future of our Métis Nation, said MN—S President Glen McCallum. “We firmly believe that education is a cornerstone of self-determination and the key to shaping a brighter future for our Métis Nation.”

GDI was contracted to administer the benefit to approximately 1,500 current GDI Métis students and clients in post-secondary diploma, certificate, and degree programs. This benefit is allocated to cover various essential expenses directly associated with their education, including living costs, textbooks, tools, and other program-related expenditures.

“It’s truly heartening to see more support extended towards empowering our Métis students in post-secondary education. The additional sponsorship came at a wonderful time, alleviating financial pressures and allowing students to concentrate on their studies,” said Audrey Hestand, Director of GDI Training and Employment.

This collaboration stands as a testament to the profound impact that strategic investments can have in shaping a brighter future for the Métis community, ensuring that education remains a pathway to empowerment and success for students, families, and communities.

MN—S Year of the Youth Post-Secondary Benefit Eligibility
If you are a current GDI-sponsored student (including MNU, NSITEP, ISET, and non-funded clients) and have not received any notification of this additional sponsorship, please check your email! All communications were sent to the email address on file. If you are experiencing any issues accessing your email, please send your inquiry to

GDI Training and Employment Programs
If you’d like to learn more about how to become a GDI Training and Employment Client or further information on our sponsorship programs, please visit this page on our website: GDI Training and Employment

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