The Indigenous Awareness Program through IAP2 Canada was co-created with an Indigenous Elder to help advance reconciliation and support Indigenous inclusion in public participation (P2) and engagement activities across Canada.
Estimated time commitment (depending on selected learning resources) is 3 to 6 hours per month over 6 months.
The program, which was co-created with an Indigenous Elder is a semi-structured, cohort-based learning program to help build awareness and understanding about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in our country so they can better support Indigenous inclusion in their P2 and engagement practice.
The program kickoff meeting will take place on January 18, 2024 from 12:30PM - 2:00PM Eastern and the program will wrap-up in June.
Participants are matched with a learning partner who has experience working with Indigenous communities and placed into a cohort of no more than four people. Over the six-month duration of the program, you’ll engage in interactive and applied learning as you work through four assignments, based on the traditional Medicine Wheel. There are five 90 minute large group meetings, starting with the kickoff meeting.
There are three types of work during the course: