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IAP2 Canada launches next cohort of Indigenous Awareness Program

Do you want to improve Indigenous inclusion in your P2 practice? Are you interested in building on your experiences working with Indigenous communities to deepen understanding and advance reconciliation through community engagement? IAP2 Canada is pleased and honored to announce that we are accepting registrations for the next cohort of our Indigenous Awareness Learning Program is now available for all IAP2 Canada members.

The program grew out of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and a realization of the role IAP2 Canada has in furthering the Commission’s Calls to Action. IAP2 Canada’s 2015 Indigenous Inclusion Subcommittee directed the organization to make a corporate commitment to “promote greater understanding of Indigenous relations in Canada among members, peer organizations and the public,” and the Indigenous Awareness for IAP2 Canada Leaders Program emerged.

The program, which was co-created with an Indigenous Elder and is exclusive to IAP2 Canada members, is a six month 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. As a participant, you’ll be matched with a volunteer learning partner who has experience working with Indigenous communities and put in a cohort of no more than three people. Over the six-month duration of the program, you’ll work through four “assignments”, based on the traditional Medicine Wheel.

We acknowledge that the visual depiction of this model is based on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, interpreted by the late Lloyd Ewenin, the Elder who guided the development of the program, and who followed Sioux teachings. We also acknowledge there are many different interpretations of the Medicine Wheel teachings, including different colours and associations.

Who can participate in this program?
This six-month program is exclusively for IAP2 Canada members. Price $395.00.

IAP2 Canada’s intention is to offer this program as a member benefit that is revenue neutral for the association. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, we have a limited number of scholarships available.

Space is limited, so find out more here and REGISTER by May 27, 2021).

Wanted: Learning Partners!
Are you an engagement professional who has experience working in and with Indigenous communities? Do you feel comfortable supporting colleagues in their learning and reconciliation journeys? If so, please consider applying to be part of the program as a learning partner by reviewing the job description and filling out an application by May 27th.

To learn more about the program, watch this video or consider the questions in this self-assessment!

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