OFIFC Indigenous Community Awareness Training

Event Date
November 27, 2023 - 9:00 AM (EST) to 1:30 PM (EST)

AMO and OFIFC Present - Indigenous Community Awareness Training

Building on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) shared by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC), we are offering training to help build indigenous cultural competency in municipal government.

As the MOU brings both organizations to the table on issues that matter to our communities with the primary mandate to help strengthen the relationship between Ontario’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, the AMO-OFIFC Indigenous Cultural Competency Training will provide knowledge and tools to utilize in moving improved and stronger relations forward in Ontario.

About the Session
This session will include both self-paced learning modules and a live virtual component. 

Pre-requisite Materials
Participants will learn about policy and legislation and how these continue to impact Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. Topics that will be discussed include Early Relationship and Treaties, colonial logics, Residential schools, and The Indian Act. 

Applying Learning and Virtual Sessions
Understanding developed through the pre-requisite materials will be followed by a 3.5-hour virtual session examining the impact and manifestation of micro and macro aggressions on Indigenous peoples through health care, justice education and housing. In this session we will further explore the role of leadership in creating change. An introduction of the Urban Indigenous Action Plan, will highlight work that is currently being done in urban, rural, and northern communities to help create change and build relationships with Indigenous Communities and how you can potentially apply these to your municipality.

Save the Date!
Pre-requisite materials – to be completed prior to the live sessionAMO is unable to issue refunds if the pre-requisite training is not completed in advance of the session. 

November 27, 2023 (9:00 AM to 1:30 PM)