Being an Ally to Indigenous Peoples (IRA1-E29)

Product code: IRA1-E29

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April 19, 2024


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



Being an ally involves actively supporting and advocating for marginalized or underrepresented groups and is an ongoing process which requires commitment, social action, strength, courage, humility and a support network. Being an ally to Indigenous Peoples means recognizing the privileges that settlers have and helping to eliminate barriers and other challenges facing Indigenous Peoples.

This informative event will highlight best practices on how to be an ally to Indigenous Peoples in Canada by building and nurturing respectful relationships that are grounded in trust, consistency and accountability.

Participants will learn the meaning of allyship through an Indigenous lens and gain a better understanding of what it means to commit to actively support Indigenous Peoples and reconciliation.



  • Alana Green, Advisor, Indigenous Relations – Urban Parks and Ecological Corridors, Parks Canada
  • Jen Dyke, HR Advisor, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Janice Edgar, Engagement Innovation, Natural Resources Canada
  • Maryrose Rodger, Executive Director, Reconciliation, Treaties and Engagement Branch, Canadian Heritage


  • Jennifer Kolz, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Priorities, Strategic Policy Branch, Canada Border Services Agency
Date modified: 2024-02-15