There is near consensus that the conditions of Indigenous peoples in Canada rank as one of our most serious shortcomings as a nation. Unacceptable gaps separate First Nations, Métis and Inuit people from other Canadians in terms of education attainment, employment and housing, and Indigenous communities continue to report disproportionate high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome, teen suicides, and chronic diseases such as diabetes.
In recent years the efforts of Indigenous, Provincial and Federal governments has somewhat shifted from focusing on broader self-government initiatives and improved Indigenous governance to developing appropriate and effective methods to meet the obligations affirmed through Section 35 to “consult and accommodate.” Previous efforts to address Aboriginal and treaty rights on a comprehensive basis have in part been eclipsed by individual and site-specific consultation initiatives of a much more narrow scope. Indigenous populations are seeking a fair share of economic benefits from their traditional territories and the opportunity to participate as partners in development.
With current pressures, departments are looking for new ways to deliver on their mandates, while finding appropriate approaches to balancing federal and Indigenous interests. This requires fostering developing new relationships and practical approaches that result in the desired outcome of improved socio-economic conditions for Canada’s Indigenous peoples.
To help address these needs, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is continuing to build its Indigenous practice by focusing on the key challenges facing government today.
Who should participate in this course?
This course is directed towards professionals and practitioners that are preparing to work with Canada’s Indigenous peoples, either building relationships within communities or in the context of policy and program development.
Participants will leave the course with a base knowledge and more informed professional philosophy of the key issues facing them today:
• Gaining knowledge of the history and realities of Aboriginal peoples in Canada;
• Understanding the legal framework for Aboriginal rights and the federal “Duty to Consult and Accommodate;”
• Fundamentals of building new relationships with Aboriginal peoples;
• Frameworks of consultation; and
• Facilitating progress and practical resolutions.
This 2-day course is $1500.00 (no HST) per person, including meals. We are offering additional discounts on group registrations. If you register 2 people, the course is $1,300 per person; registering 3 people is $1200 per person and; registering 4 people or more is $1100 per person. Contact our Learning Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive the promo code before registering.
Our courses run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
The IOG value-added
IOG has a unique and broad vision, having worked in all regions of the country with a varied portfolio of stakeholders, including the federal and provincial governments, First Nation, Métis and Inuit governments, private sector stakeholders. We are also able to draw from the broader expertise of our IOG colleagues who have worked both in Canada and abroad.