Cultural Competency: Indigenous Perspectives (IRA142)

Product code: IRA142

Upcoming sessions

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February 29, 2024


8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET)

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Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual classroom



12 hours







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Cultural competency is essential for public servants, whether it is to better deliver services to Canadians or to strengthen respectful and inclusive teams and workplaces. This course is designed to help employees develop cultural competencies to build positive and respectful relationships with Indigenous Peoples in a public service context. Participants will identify their respective biases and values, reflect on their own culture, and gain a unique understanding of diverse Indigenous cultures and perspectives.

Topics include:

  • understanding prejudices, biases and discrimination
  • reflecting on values
  • exploring worldviews
  • describing intergenerational trauma and its impact on Indigenous Peoples
  • building cultural competency


This course is presented through eight learning modules: (1) Cultural Self-Reflection, (2) Defining Biases and Unconscious Biases, (3) The Importance of Values, (4) Diversified Worldviews, (5) Intergenerational Trauma, (6) Elder Talk, (7) Activism and Healing, and (8) Building Cultural Competency. Participants should review their self-reflection journals from IRA101 and IRA102 in preparation for the course. Participants will also be asked to complete some pre-work before each session. This may consist of watching a video, reading an article or reflecting on a topic to discuss as a group.

Some of the topics in this course may provoke an emotional response. These discussions are not intended to hurt or harm, but rather are intended to provide context and to raise awareness about the importance of cultural competency. If you require support as you work through the material, please reach out to someone you trust or take breaks when needed.

This course is delivered as four separate sessions of 3 hours each, delivered over two days.


Prior to registering for this course, you must complete the following courses in the A Journey Towards Reconciliation: Canada Through a New Lens series:


Legacy course code: K106

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Available seats
January 10, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02833-EN Virtual English Full More Info
January 22, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02839-EN Virtual English Full More Info
January 30, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02272-FR Virtual French Full More Info
February 05, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02843-EN Virtual English Full More Info
February 15, 2024, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02848-EN Virtual English Full More Info
February 29, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02856-FR Virtual French 8 More Info
March 11, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02863-EN Virtual English Full More Info
March 20, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (ET) IRA142-TS-02869-EN Virtual English Full More Info
Date modified: 2022-02-07