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Indigenous Awareness Learning Program

  • 12 Jun 2024
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 1


The Indigenous Awareness Program through IAP2 Canada was co-created with an Indigenous Elder to help advance reconciliation and support Indigenous inclusion in public participation (P2) and engagement activities across Canada.

Program Duration

Estimated time commitment (depending on selected learning resources) is 3 to 6 hours per month over 6 months.

The program, which was co-created with an Indigenous Elder is a semi-structured, cohort-based learning program to help build awareness and understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in our country so they can better support Indigenous inclusion in their P2 and engagement practice.

Watch the program overview

Program Delivery

The program kickoff meeting will take place on June 12, 2024 from 12:30PM - 2:00PM Eastern and the program will wrap-up in December.

Participants are matched with a learning partner who has experience working with Indigenous communities and placed into a cohort of no more than four people. Over the six-month duration of the program, you’ll engage in interactive and applied learning as you work through four assignments, based on the traditional Medicine Wheel. There are five 90 minute large group meetings, starting with the kickoff meeting.

There are three types of work during the course:

  • Independent study, which happens on your own schedule;
  • Small group cohort meetings with your learning team of up to four people (your team will book these based on your schedules, typically for 60-90 minutes at a time);
  • Large group meetings to debrief and share your learning with the other program participants.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Our Trainers:

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 catalyzing better communities through Indigenous relations and community engagement. In her 17+ years of experience as a community and Indigenous engagement professional, she has engaged with over 80 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, reconciliation, 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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