News & Updates
May 25th, 2015 — Groups to be available exclusively for Indigenous people
In addition to the regular Core Health and Mental Health training, we are offering Core Health and Mental Health groups for Indigenous people only starting in August. If you are an Indigenous person working for a Health Authority or an Indigenous person working in the health field and are interested in participating, please click here: Indigenous.
May 25th, 2015 — Funding for Indigenous people
Funding may be available for Indigenous people to take the training. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Core ICS Training is designed to increase Aboriginal-specific knowledge, enhance individual self awareness and strengthen skills for any professional working directly or indirectly with Indigenous people. This training would be of particular interest to non-health professionals working in organizations such as justice, policing, child and family services, education, business and government. » Learn More
Core ICS Health Training was designed for Health Authority, Ministry of Health, and other professionals working in the health care field. It includes the foundation provided in Core ICS with an additional two modules that focus on health care issues for those working with Indigenous people in British Columbia.
Core ICS Mental Health Training was designed for Health Authority, Ministry of Health, and other professionals working in the mental health field. It includes the foundation provided in Core ICS with an additional two modules that focus on mental health issues for those working with Indigenous people in British Columbia. » Learn More
Core ICS Child Welfare Training is designed for child welfare professionals working with Indigenous children & families. It includes the foundation provided in Core ICS with an additional two modules that focus on child welfare issues specific to preserving the racial and cultural identity development of Indigenous children in care. » Learn More
After completion of Core ICS or Core ICS Health, alumni will have access to:
For participants who have completed the ICS Core Training, we have additional training available and we are working to expand this.
You will find a number of resources here that you may find useful in your work with Aboriginal peoples. These Resources are updated regularly.
We have facilitators available for ICS alumni to connect with and ask questions post-training.
Testimonial"The training is fantastic!!! It seemed like a lot of work went into its development. And I hope that PHSA is able to get all health care workers in BC trained! It's great to see that cultural competency training is moving away from teaching about different Aboriginal cultures and practices, to challenging the stereotypes, power dynamics, and culture and attitudes we bring that continue to negatively shape the health status of marginalized populations. Thanks for the opportunity to take part in this training!!!"
I have an MA in Cultural Studies and I found this course to be the most concise distillation of complex themes and theories I have ever seen. The course brought history alive with an emotional punch, that simple facts and figures don't achieve. The use of video, personal narratives, theory, history etc puts the whole concept of cultural competency in great context. The course is the perfect mix of information and tips to promote a change in practice.