How to start Indigenous Awareness Training
Our training is the starting point for many people on their journey to learn more about the Indigenous Peoples of Canada including our shared background and history, current realities and how we can work together to make a better world. Our training touches on aspects that are broad or similar like all Indigenous Peoples in terms of cultural practices while providing the background and context for inspiring people to want to learn more and engage for the benefit of all Canadians.
We share both your short and long-term vision to provide as many of your employees with some level of Indigenous Awareness training.
There are many different people working for, and with your organization, who would need varying levels of training.
Time constraints due to a priority of commitments would also need to be considered when administering our training programs.
Your goal of making Indigenous Awareness training more inclusive for your employees aligns with our goals, which is why our online platform is so attractive to so many businesses.
We are extremely flexible and responsive to the needs and requests of our clients. And we are happy to work with you to customize our programs to best fit your companies needs at a cost-effective price.
Our 200 and 300 level courses provide a learning path for your employees to follow. Our courses are not a “how to” program. Our courses help stimulate more conversation with Indigenous groups and help you strengthen your current and future relationships.
We want to work with you and support your journey. Take the next step by providing the most effective Indigenous awareness training program.
Indigenous Awareness Canada has 5 online courses
101 – Indigenous Awareness Introduction
201 – Indigenous Awareness Certification
301 – Indigenous Peoples and Cultures
311 – Indigenous Communication & Consultation
321 – Indigenous Employment Outreach, Recruit, and Retain
Our online courses are interactive, have lots of video content, photographs, charts and graphs, and links to external sources and research.
The online courses can be supplemented with:
– Remotely hosted Q&A sessions by video or phone conference.
– Remotely delivered workshops and webinars.
– Live, in-person facilitation.
These online skills-based training courses will provide you, or your organization, with the information needed to build effective and positive relationships with indigenous people in Canada.
Learn about Canadian Indigenous peoples in an engaging and safe environment.
Our online courses are designed for everyone – you do not need a degree. They are broken up into useful sections and you can start and stop as often as you like.
Please note that students must complete 201 before taking a 300-level course.
101 Indigenous Awareness Introduction
The Indigenous Awareness Introduction course is a stand-alone highly abridged version of the widely-recognized Certification course. It takes about 60 – 90 minutes to complete.
The online Indigenous Awareness Introduction course is NOT a pre-requisite to the Certification. It is a stand-alone abridged primer, best suited for those wishing to start slowly and learn some basic information before taking the Certification course. With a smaller time commitment, it is also helpful in situations where it is desirable to have training available for everyone when not all staff require the full
Certification course. Groups with staff that are part-time, volunteer, or transitional can benefit from the flexibility.
201 Indigenous Awareness Certification
The Indigenous Awareness Certification course is the most popular starting point. This comprehensive and information-rich course offers important foundational knowledge, background, and context. It takes about 4-8 hours to complete.
Upon completion, each participant can print out their own Certificate in Indigenous Awareness or order a framed print online.
The Indigenous Awareness Certification is recognized and recommended by Indigenous groups and leaders. This is fundamental to meeting corporate obligations and training requirements in support of programs like the CCAB (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business), PAR initiative and the Government of Canada’s directives to all Canadians on adopting the recommendations of the TRC (Truth & Reconciliation Commission).
301 Indigenous Peoples and Cultures
The Indigenous Peoples and Cultures course builds from the foundation-level Certification course and continues to develop the ideas, issues, awareness and context. It takes about 2-5 hours to complete.
Upon completion, each participant can print out their own Certificate of Specialization – Indigenous Peoples and Cultures or order a framed print online.
The Indigenous Peoples and Cultures course builds your knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues. It goes into more detail and depth on each of the three Indigenous groups, history, land claims, treaty areas in Canada, demographics, self-government issues, culture as a whole, diversity of culture and practices, language development and loss, symbols, belief systems and values, the role of elders, and more.
311 Indigenous Communication & Consultation
The Indigenous Communication & Consultation course builds from the foundation-level Certification course with special focus on engagement and interaction. It takes about 2-5 hours to complete.
Upon completion, each participant can print out their own Certificate of Specialization – Indigenous Communication & Consultation or order a framed print online.
The Indigenous Communication & Consultation course is designed to help organizations and individuals identify how to effectively interact and communicate with Indigenous community leadership, members, Elders and contractors. Anyone working directly with Indigenous Peoples within their community, and those seeking to develop projects with Indigenous partners, will benefit from
understanding and building a strategic framework for better engagement, relationships, and outcomes.
321 Outreach, Recruit, Retain Indigenous Employment
The Indigenous Employment Outreach, Recruit, and Retain course builds from the foundation-level Certification course with special focus on company culture and employment considerations. It takes about 2-5 hours to complete.
Upon completion, each participant can print out their own Certificate of Specialization – Indigenous Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention or order a framed print online.
The Indigenous Employment Outreach, Recruit and Retain course is designed for community leaders, HR professionals, hiring managers, executives and anyone seeking to build an inclusive environment to support and leverage the benefits of improved employment outcomes with their Indigenous partners and employees. This course will teach you how to effectively outreach, recruit, retain, and develop qualified Indigenous employees.