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(Virtual Training) Introduction to Indigenous Awareness

  • 24 Aug 2020
  • (PDT)
  • 27 Aug 2020
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • 24 Aug 2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 27 Aug 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom
  • 19


  • For members of the IAP2 Affiliates or IAP2 Federation International Associates.


This course provides an overview of the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Starting with the context of Indigenous Peoples in North America prior to contact, following initial relationships between settlers and Indigenous communities and acts of colonization, participants will explore the interactions and policies that have contributed to the current context of Indigenous interests in Canada today.

PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in two segments: one, three hour session and one, two hour session.

Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

— Cancellation policy —

Learning Objectives:

Through this session, participants will:

  • Recall a historical overview of experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

  • Reflect on the current interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of government policies of assimilation, including the Indian residential school legacy

  • Discuss complexities regarding the intersection between Indigenous Peoples and various types of development and decision-making in Canada 

  • Discuss strategies for effective and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities


Trainer(s): Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

Steve FrancisSteve 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 HardingAnne Harding, CP3 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.

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