Indigenous Perspectives Society

Cultural Competency Training

IPS Workshops

In 2015, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action whereby Government, organizations, and individuals can act to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation” (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2015).

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) offers training for Reconciliation from an Indigenous Perspective. IPS Cultural Perspectives Training includes 7 hours of in-class and 8 hours of online learning, as well as the following workshops that will help members of your organization improve their cultural competency.

  • Building Local Relationships – Participants explore ways organizations and individuals can build strengths in areas that impact relationships with Indigenous individuals, organizations, and communities. It is strongly experiential, learning from the knowledge of invited speakers and by participating in sharing circles according to local protocols.
  • Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes – This three hour workshop introduces participants to the key concepts of colonization, privilege and stereotyping. While encouraging meaningful relationship-building strategies with Indigenous community members and organizations, the learning is applicable to many areas in our professional and personal lives.
  • Understanding History – In this three hour workshop, participants learn an overview of colonization history in Canada from first contact to the social impact of residential schools on the lives of Indigenous peoples.

Additional Cultural Competency Training Includes:

Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous People – This training series provides an overview of best practices for recruiting and retaining Indigenous employees.

Ending Violence: Passing the Torch – Engage youth in the process of addressing family violence.  As the leaders of the future and the next generation of knowledge keepers, equipped with the right tools, skills and information, youth can begin to educate their peers about violence. How youth in particular can take creative steps to address and eliminate violence in their communities.

Two-Spirit & Indigenous LGBTQ Identity – Gain an understanding of the two spirit identity and explore ways to build respectful relationships and foster vibrant communities amongst two-spirited and Indigenous LGBTQ people.

If you have any questions and would like to arrange training for your organization, contact:
Alesha Doran, Business Development Coordinator
T: 250.391.0007 ext. 260