For businesses and organizations who don’t know where to start, or have started to include Indigenous perspectives but want to do more. Our experienced consultants will work with you to identify areas of opportunity and will provide practical recommendations on how to develop your business to provide authentic representation of localized Indigenous ways of knowing/doing.
Examples of work:
examples: (1) Working with human resource departments to ensure Indigenous values are represented in policy, procedures and guidelines. ex. Indigenous bereavement practices traditions; seasonal ceremonies; cultural resources available through company Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), etc.; (2) review and assessment of current institutional culture and governance structure. Recommendations made to honour traditional values of governance in the workplace; (3) Review and assessment of institutional Indigenization initiatives, followed by recommendations and development of a corporate Indigenization Strategy with delivery timeline.
Corporate Training and Professional Development
For those who wonder “Why include Indigenous anything? I’m not Indigenous, my business does not do any business with Indigenous people and/or community.”
Indigenize.ca offers Indigenous Cultural Safety Training and will customize training to fit the unique needs of your business and your staff’s needs. Training offers historical context, and what it means for you today in your line of business.
In addition, our team has developed a wide variety of training sessions and workshops that fosters a deeper understanding of Indigenous peoples of Canada.
These sessions are designed to create safe spaces to have candid discussions and ask the questions you may be afraid to ask.
For those who feel they practice cultural safety in the workplace, but want to take it a step further…
We offer a wide range of training options for you and your staff in order to break down barriers and open your company up to a world of partnership opportunities, and meaningful business interactions with your community.
Community Engagement and Education
Looking to engage and build relationships with local Indigenous peoples, organizations, and communities but are not sure where to start? Our consultants will sit down with you to provide advice on where to begin, and how to ensure that your genuineness is displayed authentically and in a way that will foster long-term, meaningful relationships.
Looking for a guest speaker or activity? Our consultants have years of teaching experience and would be happy to develop something that will meet your needs. Past events include but are not limited to: Anishinaabemowin language workshops in partnership with local school boards; Indigenous Health & Well-being Education Sessions with local health centres; Youth Empowerment workshops for Indigenous youth in care; Embracing Indigenous Identity (part of speaker series); Land-Based Education and traditional food systems at local outdoor education centres; What is Indigenization?; Implementing UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples); etc.
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