Cultural Safety Training

The UPP has compiled a list of both paid and free resources related to Indigenous Cultural Safety. The UPP recommends that all CCMB staff must do two hours per year from the sources listed below as ongoing training following completion of one of the initial trainings mentioned in the above section (i.e. MICST, Kairos Blanket Exercise, alternative course).These resources include:

1. San’yas Bystander to Ally Course This online facilitated course is offered by San’yas as a follow up training to MICST. The course offers practical ways to make a tangible commitment to reconciliation and social justice. Click here to learn more

.2. WRHA Workshops The WRHA offers a number of workshops related to Indigenous cultural awareness, Indigenous perspectives and traditional teachings as well as Indigenous health policy among other topics.

WRHA Indigenous Health offers the following workshops:•                  

  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop (ICAW)• 
  • Indigenous Traditional Teachings Workshop•
  • Indigenous Sweat Lodge Teaching Workshop•
  • Palliative Care: Indigenous Perspectives on End of Life•                 
  • Indigenous Employee Retention for Managers•                 
  • Indigenous Health Policy•                
  • Circle of Care: Enhancing the Culture of Well-being            

3. Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative Learning Series This series offers webinars that share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety across sectors. Click here to learn more. The webinars can be accessed for free here:

Examples of relevant webinars:

  • The Case for Quality: Lessons, Legacies and Landmines
  • Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in Health Care: Strategies for Implementing System-level Change
  • Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health

4. General Cultural Safety Resources Available to Health Care Workers

The UPP SharePoint offers a comprehensive list of cultural safety resources available to healthcare workers. Click here to access this resource.

5. Cancer Care Ontario Indigenous Relationship and Cultural Awareness Courses

Cancer Care Ontario offers a variety of free, self-paced online courses to help individuals working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit people provide culturally appropriate and person centred care. This self-learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 13 Mainpro+ credits. Click here to learn more.

Courses options include:

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis Culture, Colonization and the Determinants of Health
  • Aboriginal History and Political Governance
  • The Need for Cultural Competence in Healthcare
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Health
  • The Health Landscape of First Nations, Inuit and Métis People
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • Health Literacy – Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Well-Being
  • Chronic Disease Prevention for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People

If you are a CancerCare Manitoba or Community Cancer Program staff person, there is additional information that may be of use through the CCMB Underserved Populations Program Sharepoint . If you are having difficulty accessing the link, please be in touch at or call the toll-free number 1-855-881-4395.