Resource List: Workshops, Courses, and Training Opportunities

This list of resources was put together by Ontario Presents and SPARC, with consultation from Cynthia Lickers-Sage (IPAA) and Clayton Windatt (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective).

The resources below focus on workshops, courses, and training opportunities. Additional lists are also available on the topics of:

Resource List: Workshops, Courses, and Training Opportunities

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
A free, online 6-week course from UBC that is geared toward educators. Enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.

Native Canadian Centre: Indigenous Cultural Competency Training 
This full-day training offered in Toronto will provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees with an overview on today’s Indigenous culture and how the historical and current experiences shape misinformed views of Indigenous people.

Reconciliation Canada Workshops
Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops and Reconciliation Learning Experiences that you can bring to your organization or community to create a safe place to engage all peoples in dialogue that increases understanding of our shared history.

Truth and Reconciliation Through Right Relations Leadership Intensive (Banff Centre)
This intensive program at Alberta’s Banff Centre involves learning through ceremonies, lectures, outdoor walks, creative arts practice, application of theory, individual reflection, and group activity.

Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE)
Canadian Roots Exchange is a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth committed to building honest and equitable relationships. They have an annual gathering as well as initiatives in various communities across the country.

Indigenous Corporate Training
Providing training on working effectively with Indigenous peoples. 

Dodem Kanonhsa’
A centre in Toronto that offers open teachings and other workshops.

Blanket Exercise
A participatory history lesson that you can bring to your workplace or community.

While it is impossible to have a comprehensive list of Reconciliation resources, we hope that this will be a starting place for those looking to learn more about the history of Indigenous people in their area, and about building reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities, people, and artists. It is a living list, and will be updated as we come across new resources. If you would like to suggest a resource, we welcome you to email