One of MLA’s annual meeting traditions is a group community service project that improves the area where the meeting is being held.
This' year's community service is “Promoting Health Professions for First Nations Kids.” Our goal is to send hundreds of books to children in First Nations communities in Ontario, to encourage them to dream of careers in the health professions. In partnership with Club Amick and the Southern Ontario Library Service approximately 225 titles have been identified to develop special collections that will be sent to up to 5 schools, primarily in Northern Ontario.
Aboriginal Canadians are 4.3% of the Canadian population, but less than 1% are doctors, and the Aboriginal community faces serious health challenges. This project is based on work conducted by the Université de Montréal.
To participate, simply purchase one or more of the preselected books on the Amazon book list Promoting Health Professions for First Nations Kids (see links below). At checkout, select the ship to address listed for "Mosaic 2016 Children’s Book Project". Or stop by the Mosaic ’16 Hospitality Desk in Toronto. Canadian donors should use the amazon.ca list here. Donors from other countries may find this amazon.com list more helpful.
If you have questions, please contact the project coordinator, Sandy Iverson.