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Healthcare is more than a job.

It is a career, and, for some, a calling. From Indigenous midwives who welcome new babies into the world, to personal support workers (PSWs) helping seniors and elders stay in their homes, to traditional wellness workers who support holistic health for their patients, there are endless opportunities in this field!

Right now, healthcare needs YOU.

Health care-related occupations are expected to need over 16,000 new workers across NPAAMB’s region by 2025! (MDB Insights, 2018)

Indigenous health care workers bring unique and valuable perspectives to their work. They understand that health is about more than medicine and machines, it is about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

But don’t take our word for it! Click through the videos below to learn about all the career paths available in this in-demand field. You will hear directly from Indigenous health care workers about their education, their passions, and their day-to-day reality.

Diabetes Educator

Diabetes Educators work with patients and their families to help clients understand their diabetes and create plans for managing their care

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Diabetes Wellness Worker

Raise diabetes awareness from an Indigenous perspective and assist Indigenous communities in identifying appropriate resources and services, planning, prevention and awareness strategies and coordinating community/regional programs and events based on community needs

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Kinesiologist

From disease and injury prevention to rehabilitation and recovery, kinesiologists work in a variety of ways to support health, function and performance of their clients.

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Medical Receptionist

Medical Receptionists play an important role in the delivery of care. In many situations, they are the first person a patient or community member will interact with when seeking care.

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Midwife

Midwives are health-care professionals who provide government-funded expert primary care to pregnant people and their newborns.

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Physiotherapist

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Physiotherapy Assistant

Physiotherapy Assistants (PTAs) work under the direction and supervision of a physiotherapist. They assist in both the delivery and administration of care.

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PSW

PSW

Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are responsible for providing short- and long-term care for patients and serving as companions for those who are lonely, as well as helping them with activities of their day-to-day lives.

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Recreational Therapist

Recreation Therapists help individuals to improve their quality of life and health using meaningful recreation and leisure activities. Therapeutic recreation involves using these activities to cultivate confidence, self-esteem, improve cognition, strength and mobility, and build connection to community.

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Registered Dietitian

Dietitians are healthcare professionals who understand the science of food and nutrition and use this knowledge to promote health, prevent disease, and treat acute and chronic conditions.

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Registered Nurse

The nursing profession is incredibly diverse and offers a wide array of career paths! Factors that may determine the path you wish to pursue within nursing.

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Traditional Wellness Worker

The primary purpose of a Traditional Wellness Worker is to provide or facilitate access to teachings, ceremonies, and traditional knowledge and wellness ‘tools’ for their clients.

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Nia:wen!

A message of thanks:

NPAAMB would like to acknowledge all of the students, clinicians, professionals, community members, employer and industry partners, educational institutions, consultants and staff who brought this project to fruition.

They are both the inspiration for, and the creators of this series and we are deeply grateful for their generosity and wisdom. Thanks is also extended to the Government of Ontario for their financial support of this project.

Nia:wen!

Funded by

This project is funded by the Government of Ontario. NPAAMB gratefully acknowledges the financial support and the guidance provided by our partners in government. 

Our partners

NPAAMB expresses its profound gratitude to our healthcare industry partners who generously contributed their knowledge, experience, and resources to this project. Their leadership has been exemplary and we applaud their efforts to build a strong, inclusive, and future-ready healthcare workforce.