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First Nations education advocate donates $300K to Gull Bay –

Margarent Anderson hopes more supporters will come forward to help education, employment program

Sep 9, 2013

A philanthropist born in Thunder Bay is funding a pilot project to help educate and train 15 people in Gull Bay First Nation.

Margaret Anderson does most of her work in health care and has founded a cancer hospice in Oakville, where she now lives.

But Anderson is contributing $300,000 to a Gull Bay education and employment program because she says more needs to be done for education on First Nations.

“With the reserves, they can’t keep teachers, they don’t get paid enough,” she said.

The program focuses on providing adults with Grade 12 credits and life skills, along with employment counselling.

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