OFIFC Indigenous Community Awareness
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.
Self-paced learning modules
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 self-paced learning modules 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.
Self-Paced Learning Module – available in advance of virtual session
Live Virtual Session:
Wednesday September 22, 2021 SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:00am – 1:30pm
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Cost: $300.00 + HST
Availability: This training is limited to 20 participants on a first come first served basis
**A $50.00 cancellation fee will be applied one week in advance of the training date**