- Region: Lower Mainland
I would genuinely like to thank you for your financial support throughout my studies at the University of British Columbia.
Your contribution to my education allowed me to focus my atten tion on school and complete my degree without being in constant wony of my finances. I am very grateful for your assistance and the MNBC organization as a whole.
During my final semester, I won a trip to an Aboriginal career event (Inclusion Works '10) and I was lucky enough to land a job with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in Ottawa. My experience was overwhelmingly positive and I was very fortunate to get some high profile projects within the 1.5 years that I worked there. When my contract expired at the end of 2011, I moved back to Vancouver and now I am completing my business plan to start a backpackers hostel accommodation. I feel like this venture will be a fun way for me to promote Aboriginal culture and sustainable tourism, while operating a unique and successful business in the Lower Mainland.
I would not be where I am today if I did not have the support from MNBC and other community organizations that have helped out along the way. So again, thank you very much for investing in my future.
~ Kelly Saunders