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Cultural Perspectives Workshop – May 28, 2021

Workshops and Training hosted in part by Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Cultural Perspectives Workshop

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The Sooke Region Chamber has teamed up with WorkLink and the Sooke Region Tourism Association to bring Cultural Perspectives Training to Sooke. This workshop will be starting step in ensuring that Sooke leaders have the highest level of cultural competence to successfully and effectively meet their mandates.

The Sooke Region Chamber has identified the need to build cultural competency and increase knowledge of Indigenous history, issues and perspectives. This is a priority for the Chamber, their members and their stakeholders. Participants attending this training will come from a variety of different positions within a wide range of organizations and businesses. Participants will have different levels of knowledge, perspectives and experiences. This will enhance the potential for important discussions to be held and shared by participants during the training. The intention of this training is to improve overall levels of understanding of key concepts and to help support future relationship building opportunities among participants and with their local nations, including the T’Sou-ke Nation.

The workshop will be offered by the Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS), a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. By creating excellence through training and leadership, they help strengthen lives and build successful relationships in our communities. IPS holds accreditation status through CARF Canada and are CRA approved to issue individual tax receipts for tuition paid. IPS will customize training to meet your needs and provide all necessary materials.

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Our objectives for this project include:

  • Ensuring participants have an increased knowledge of the history of Indigenous peoples to directly understand how history impacts currently realities. This will include an overview of residential schools and colonization
  • Participants will have an increased understanding of their role in providing cultural safety in the workplace
  • Participants will develop an understanding of privileges and stereotypes to assess their own practice and assumption
  • Participants will develop tools to support implementation of their learning Measures of Success
  • Participants will be able to self-assess their own practice in applying an Indigenous lens to their work
  • Increased positive relationships with Indigenous community members
  • Participants will be able to implement learning to make their practice more culturally relevant
  • Demonstrating Indigenous allyship in relationships and behavior Our Work

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