May Remenda Awarded Municipal Retires Organization Ontario Scholarship

From left: Ken Noakes (Executive Director, MROO), May Remenda and Bill Latham (Director of Zone 8, MROO) at the Annual Zone 8 Meeting in Thunder Bay on May 7, 2024. Photo credit: MROO.

The Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario (MROO) has awarded $3,000 to CERAH staff member May Remenda, who recently completed her Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Gerontology. Under the supervision of Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller, May’s work focuses on enhancing dementia care for Indigenous residential school survivors relocated to long-term care facilities far from their communities. By advocating for culturally safer care practices, her work aims to ensure these elders are treated with dignity and kindness. 

May is the first Lakehead recipient of the MROO’S Targeted Scholarship Program. In 2024, the MROO signed an agreement with Lakehead to become their second partner school in the new Targeted Scholarship Program. 

Read the full interview with May at….