List of Indigenous Training Courses Currently Available

The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance has provided a list of courses and resources compiled by the BC Government House of Indigenous Learning.

This list includes training and resources available to public sector employees and training/resources provided by other groups and organizations. Some of these training courses fulfill the BCIA requirement for Foundational Indigenous awareness training. Others listed may provide skills in addition to the foundational training required by BCIA. 

Courses currently available to all Registrants which fulfil BCIA Foundational Indigenous awareness requirement:

  • Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village
  • Cultural Perspectives Training 
  • Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples
  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training - Core ICS Foundation Training 
  • 201 Indigenous Awareness Certification
  • Indigenous Canada
  • Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education (currently not available)

Additional Training/ Resources on Indigenous Peoples

The courses listed below may need to be combined to fulfill the BCIA Foundational Indigenous awareness training requirement.  Some courses may provide more advanced training, i.e. Indigenous engagement, consultation, negotiations.

Some courses listed below are available only to public service employees through the Learning System.

Truth and Reconciliation: A Journey of Understanding Cohort

Deepen your understanding of local Indigenous knowledge and protocols. Hear about the impact of colonization on the local Indigenous peoples in your region. Learn skills that help you engage with local communities, build relationships toward reconciliation, and become an ally to Indigenous peoples.
This group learning journey is seasonal and offered in regions across the province. Watch the calendar for a schedule of upcoming cohorts.
 Five full-day, in-person sessions over a three-month period.
 Open to public service employees.

Social Location, Culture and Cultural Safety

Employees explore their social location, while linking it to and learning about the complexity and diversity of culture. Learn more about how legislation, policy and racism in Canada have created the need for cultural safety and why best practices in our roles as government employees is necessary.
 2-hour session.
 Open to all public service employees.

Allyship 101: Standing in Solidarity

Learn how to be an ally to Indigenous peoples, with the help of Indigenous and non-Indigenous facilitators. Allyship 101 explores the personal and professional journeys of Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees as they work through what reconciliation means, and how we can work together to strengthen relationships and competencies.
 4-hour session.
 Open to all public service employees.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise experiential workshop

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson, developed in collaboration with Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and educators. It fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
 Half-day session. or 2-hour online session
 Access via the Learning System or Kairos Blanket  Exercise website

Reconciliation Canada

Programs and initiatives inspiring positive change in communities throughout Canada. 

Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop: Professional Learning Experience
 Videos and resources
 Access on the Reconciliation Canada website .

The doctrine of Discovery, Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts

Learners come together in a virtual space after watching the video “Doctrine of Discovery, Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts” to debrief the video content and share their learning and reflections with guiding questions. This video touches on topics explored in all learning sessions offered by the House of Indigenous Learning. The objective of this course is to inspire employees to continue their learning about Indigenous peoples, create awareness about historical and current events and build competency and knowledge on the pathway of reconciliation.
 Three-hour session.  
 Open to all public service employees.

Indigenous and Canadian Histories 101

Curious about Indigenous cultures and histories? Want a deeper dive into important court cases and legislation that define Indigenous-Crown relations in B.C. today? After watching this video, you'll be more equipped to take part in truth and reconciliation efforts.
Sarah Robinson, principal at Rainwatch Advising, explores the side of history often left out of textbooks.
 45 minutes.
 Open to all public service employees.
 Also access via (cost of $55 pp)

Aboriginal Consultation/Negotiating a Consultation Agreement

This two-day workshop is designed to provide practical solutions to consulting and negotiation with Indigenous peoples.

Mâwandônan Consulting