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Cultural Perspectives Training Series: Introduction to Cultural Competency

Welcome to the first workshop in the Cultural Perspectives Training Series; presented by the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

This 1.5-hour introductory session, will provide participants with an overview of colonization history in Canada from first contact to the social impact of residential schools on the lives of Indigenous peoples.  

In order to create a space that fosters conversation, interaction and reflection we will be limiting each workshop to 35 participants.

The last day to register for this session is July 29, 2024. 

Please note that this series will not be recorded. If you register and then are unable to attend, please let us know so that we can open up space for other participants.

What will you learn?

  • In the first workshop, uncover the layers of Indigenous history and its impact on contemporary realities.
  • Develop a clear understanding of residential school history   
  • Understand the continued impacts of colonization when working with Indigenous children, youth, and families  
  • Understand the inter-generational impacts from the loss of traditional culture experienced by Indigenous peoples  

Meet the facilitator



Rachelle Dallaire 

Rachelle is from the Montagnais people in lower Quebec. She brings more than 15 years of management and leadership experience to her work as Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Executive Director. Rachelle has extensive front line service experience that informs her leadership from her early work with at risk communities including women in the sex trade, corrections, and the homeless community. As an inter-generational trauma survivor, she brings a lot of passion to developing Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Reconciliation from an Indigenous Perspective training offerings, which include Cultural Perspectives Training, developed to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action.

More about the organizer

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. It helps individuals and organizations develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action . By creating excellence through training and leadership, we help to strengthen and build successful relationships in our communities. 




July 30, 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST



Member Cost:



Online (Zoom)


Indigenous Perspectives Society