Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) offered a roadmap to improved relationships between Indigenous and all Canadians through the 94 Calls to Action. These actions are directed at Canadian governments, corporations, institutions, and citizens, and describe the important role that decision-makers have to play in charting the course for a renewed country in which all citizens have the opportunity to benefit from the prosperity of this land. Yet many organizations and citizens are not sufficiently equipped to respond and take action in meaningful and culturally inclusive ways. This course offers foundational knowledge, real-life examples, and dynamic problem-solving for individuals working to advance Indigenous inclusion within their professional and personal communities.
PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain it.
Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in three, two hour segments, over the two week period.
Just like the face-to-face Skills Symposium, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.
Note that the session times are Central Saskatchewan/Mountain Time.
— Cancellation and Substitution policy —
Through this course, participants will:
- Reflect on their current level of knowledge and understanding with respect to the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada;
- Understand basic facts about Canada’s history of colonization, the Indian Act, Indian Residential Schools, and intergenerational trauma;
- Understand the purpose of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and recall which of the 94 Calls to Action are relevant to their personal and professional communities;
- Understand complexities related to Indigenous inclusion in decision-making contexts;
- Discuss and define strategies and activities related to Indigenous inclusion and the implementation of relevant Calls to Action;
- Develop a Reconciliation Action Plan that is specific to the learner’s personal and/or professional interests.
Trainer(s): Steve Francis & Anne Harding
Steve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.
Anne Harding is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.