Fostering an understanding of reconciliation and the importance of renewed relationships with Indigenous Peoples is a government priority. This course is designed to address the professional development and training requirements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action #57. Following respectful protocols, participants will discover little-known historical facts, learn about the impacts of Residential Schools and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and better understand the obligations of public servants towards Indigenous Peoples.
- understanding the history and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures and communities
- exploring the cultural competencies required for working with Indigenous Peoples and communities
- recognizing the impacts of government policies and practices
This course is currently being offered virtually and has been converted into five learning modules: (1) Truth and Reconciliation, (2) Historical Timeline, (3) Talking About the Truth, (4) Roles and Responsibilities of Public Service Employees, and (5) What is Your Call to Action. Participants are asked to prepare for the weekly moderated conversations (three in total) by watching a video, reading a report, or working in a group exercise.