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Ottawa college comes north to train Sanikiluaq shelter workers – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202342 Views

Nov 16, 2023

Hamlet’s shelter supervisor hopes training program will empower local women to ultimately run women’s shelter

The Hamlet of Sanikiliuaq is partnering with Ottawa’s Algonquin College to train the first cohort of staff who will work at a women’s and children’s shelter that is slated to open in June 2024.

The college began training five women from Sanikiluaq to work in the hamlet-owned shelter, which is now under construction.

Instead of sending the future shelter workers south for training, the training program has Algonquin sending its instructors North to lead the 10-month program in Sanikiluaq.

“Through this program, we are empowering these women [students] to work with women in their community” Bev Rumley, the women and children’s shelter supervisor for Sanikluaq said in an interview on Wednesday.

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