Indigenous People – Cross Cultural Awareness


About this course

Level 1
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours



Not recognizing the cultural diversity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada is one of
the most common mistakes non-Indigenous people make when working with
people and communities. There is mis-information and long-standing myths surrounding
Indigenous Peoples.

One the popular myths is that the Indigenous community is one big homogeneous (or just the same) group of people. Fact is, there are hundreds of individual Indigenous
communities have their own unique history, culture, traditions and economies.

Respect for cultural diversity is an aspect of Canadian society that is of great
appeal to people from other countries who want to move here, and is supported
by the Multiculturalism Act of 1988. The average Canadian would proudly say
they respect cultural diversity.


Learning Objectives

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between the various Indigenous cultures.
  • Acknowledge the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
  • Dispel common myths.
  • Recognize your role in fostering a cross cultural awareness.


Who can apply for this program?

Anyone that is legally entitled to work in Canada can apply.

I am on social assistance, can I still take the program?

YES! Being on social benefits of any kind does not restrict your access to the program or disqualify you from receiving assistance. However, Succeeding at Work is not to be used as a reason to extend your benefits.

How do I apply?

You may apply through this website in TONS of places or use the APPLY button right at the top of the website. We will contact you right away. Even if it is to just ask a question.

I do not receive Social Assistance benefits. Is there any assistance offered through this program?

Each location has it’s own additional supports that we offer. Transportation or lunch may be offered depending on need.

How long is the program and what can I expect in participating?

The program runs for 7 weeks, Monday to Friday full days. You day may start at 9 or 9:30 depending on your province. We expect everyone to come neatly dressed and ready to learn.

Is child care provided?

At this time, no it is not.

What are the previous education and job history requirements?

There are NONE! We welcome participants of all age levels and your previous job history is just that, history!