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Submitted by Jade Bourbonni¨¨re, MNO Education and Training Operations Coordinator
Eric Seguin (back row, centre) with his students.
Ever since he was a child, Eric Seguin, who self-identifies as M¨¦tis, knew he wanted to become a teacher. During high school and university, Eric worked at a summer camp where he acquired a great deal of experience working with children, which strengthened his resolve to become a teacher.
To pursue his teaching career, Eric selected the University of Ottawa¡¯s Faculty of Education where its teacher education programs prepare students for both French and English schools in Ontario.
Eric received financial assistance from the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO), which helped him afford tuition and books. Eric¡¯s program included 10 weeks of hands-on real classroom experience with professional teachers.
Today, Eric is enjoying his dream career as a full-time Art and Gym teacher for the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Centre-Sud in Toronto. The most rewarding aspect of his occupation is seeing young people succeed. When he walks into a classroom and the children are excited and smile back at him; he knows that what he is doing has a positive impact on their lives.
Eric is proud to have reached his aspirations and couldn¡¯t be happier.
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