San'yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) training is a unique, facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Aboriginal people. The goal of the ICS training is to further develop individual competencies and promote positive partnerships.

Skilled facilitators guide and support each participant through dynamic and interactive learning modules. Participants will learn about terminology; diversity; aspects of colonial history such as Indian residential schools and Indian Hospitals, time line of historical events; and contexts for understanding social disparities and inequities. Through interactive activities participants examine cultural, stereotyping, and the consequences and legacies of colonization. Participants will also be introduced to tools for developing more effective communication and relationship building skills.

The program was developed by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Aboriginal Health Program. The Core ICS training is general, and relevant for foundational learning for many disciplines.

About the Learning Experience

Learning is self-paced over a six-week window and typically takes between five and six hours to complete. Learning happens with a group of other participants, and is supported by a facilitator.

Dates

Courses will be offered approximately monthly starting in April, 2018.

Eligibility

The training is available to all continuing SFU employees with supervisor’s approval (APSA, CUPE, APEX and Poly Party).

Registration

Human Resources will coordinate the registration for SFU staff, and we’ll do our best to get you registered (note capacity is limited). Once you’ve discussed and received approval from your manager/supervisor, please complete the following as an expression of interest:

http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/307281815

You’ll receive an email once you’ve been registered.

Registration Fee

SFU will cover the course fee.

Certificate of Completion

We ask for your commitment to fully complete the course (~5-6hour time requirement).

A Certificate of Completion will be available for download after the course closes.