The course will build on existing skills while increasing awareness of Indigenous healing and wellness
strategies, truth and reconciliation, and cultural resurgence. Participants will engage in a journey of
experiential learning, self-exploration, and awareness development that aims to:

  • Build cultural competencies through a blame-free, shame-free critical analysis of the underlying issues impacting Indigenous communities today.
  • Deepen our understanding of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual impacts of trauma through Anishinaabe Traditional Teachings.
  • Strengthen culture-based tools for incorporating trauma informed practices.
  • Enhance individual and organisational capacity to create a climate of hope and validation while developing culture-based models of restoration and reclamation.

Week 1: Trickster Stories on Normative Violence and Emotional Colonisation

Week 2: Cultural Competencies: Routes and Roots of Good Relations

Week 3Indigenous perspectives on Community, Cultural Continuity, Healing and Wellness

Week 4: Cultural teachings on trauma and tools for developing a Relational Home

Week 5: Changing the social environment: tools for implementing trauma informed practices

Week 6: Building relationships through Trust, Friendship, and Mutual Respect

Winter 2024

Every Friday from January 12 to February 16, 2024 
9:30 ato 4:30 pm (EST)

Spring 2024

Every Friday from April 5 to May 10, 2024 
9:30 ato 4:30 pm (EDT)

Price: $225 (CAD)*

Receive a Glendon Continuing Education Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Competency and Trauma-Informed Training upon completion of this 6-week course.

*If you identify as Indigenous, you may apply for the Indigenous bursary (fee waiver) to cover the cost of the course. By applying, you agree to a validation of Indigenous identity process.