Professional Development and Training Certificate

Program Length

Individuals can register for modules of their preference or complete the entire program (minimum six of eight two-day sessions over two years).

Delivery Mode

Virtual (via zoom)

Program Overview

The Decolonizing Education Certificate is designed for individuals who want to develop their capacity to understand Indigenous perspectives in the history of colonization to contemporary realities in Canada and are interested in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) calls for action in a meaningful way.

Who Will Benefit From This Training?

Any individual or educator who wants to build their understanding of Canada’s history and TRC Calls for Action.

This training opportunity will benefit those individuals who have little to no exposure to Indigenous knowledge, history, or Indigenous studies or educators who want to deepen their subject knowledge.

Registration Fee

Half-Day Certificate of Participation – $75
One-Day Certification of Participation – $150
Two-Day Certification – Module Completion $300

Other Information

Half-Day (3.5 hours)
One-Day (7 hours)
Two-Day (14 hours)

Program of Study

Module Title Date
Module 1 Introduction to Indigenous Perspectives and Knowledge: Cultural History and Colonial History November 21 and 22, 2023
Module 2 Introduction to Indigenous Perspectives and Knowledge: Policy, Land & Governance December 7 and 8, 2023
Module 3 Introduction to Indigenous Perspectives and Knowledge: Social Control January 25 and 26, 2024
Module 4 Indigenous Perspectives and Knowledge: Resistance & Healing; Anti-Colonialism Social Control March 21 and 22, 2024
Module 5 Positionality in Relationship to Indigenous People: Solidarity TBA
Module 6 Decolonizing and Resistance in Indigenous and Black Communities: We are Earthseed TBA
Module 7 Critical Reflections in Moving Forward TBA
Module 8 Learning from the Land: Decolonizing & Naturalizing Relations TBA

Accumulate Modules & Earn Your Certificate!

Participants may choose to register for individual modules for personal gain or professional development purposes (participants will receive a participation certificate per session attended).

Alternatively, applicants may register for the entire certificate program and receive the Decolonizing Education Certificate through Wilfrid Laurier.

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