IAP2 Canada’s Indigenous Engagement Community of Practice (CoP) is building a community of P2 practitioners and members of Indigenous communities who are committed to advancing meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
The CoP brings together 20 to 30 like-minded P2 practitioners and community members every few months to share stories, challenges, opportunities, and wisdom with each other and invited guests from Indigenous communities and organizations. CoP members are also contributors to IAP2 Canada’s Indigenous Inclusion Action Plan, which outlines how we will advance Indigenous inclusion within IAP2 Canada as an organization and within the practice of P2 in Canada.
If you’re an IAP2 Canada member who works with Indigenous communities and would like to join the CoP, please send us an email to get more information.
Indigenous Awareness Learning Resources
In support of the Indigenous Awareness for IAP2 Canada Leaders learning program, Indigenous Engagement CoP members developed the following list of suggested learning resources. If you have additional learning resources that you would like to suggest to help fellow P2 professionals build awareness and understanding about the history, experiences, and interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, please Let us know.
Indigenous Awareness Learning Program
One of the Indigenous Inclusion Action Plan activities is to develop a common foundation of understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada within IAP2 Canada leadership, so that IAP2 Canada is better able to participate in reconciliation by advancing Indigenous inclusion within the organization and throughout the practice of P2 in Canada.
The Indigenous Awareness for IAP2 Canada Leaders program is a semi-structured learning program to help Canadians build awareness and understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in our country. Learning participants are matched in a small learning team with a volunteer who has experience and comfort working with Indigenous communities. Teams work through four ‘assignments’ designed to support participants to build knowledge and understanding while exploring their own role in reconciliation as P2 professionals, IAP2 Canada leaders, and Canadians.
The learning program is open to anyone actively volunteering with an IAP2 Canada board, committee, or chapter. Click here for an overview of the program and please get in touch if you’d like to learn more.