Course Dates: October 11, 2023
Registration Fees: $150 +taxes

Registration deadline is October 10, 2023.

Course Description

The course has been divided into 2 modules (5 topics), each of which is broken into relevant topics related to the theme of each module. Within each topic, you will be expected to respond with at least one post to one or more discussion questions (posting anonymously is also available).

Additionally, you will be supported to write a reflection on a major theme introduced in two of the topics. The process of reflective writing will encourage you to reflect on how your responses to others are influenced by your own culture and experiences.

Learning Objectives

Through your participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify how your culture (knowledge, beliefs, attitudes) influences your health care choices.
  • Explore how cultural genocide led to intergenerational trauma that impacts the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples.
  • Identify how the current health disparities faced by Indigenous peoples have their roots in their historical and current institutional experiences.
  • Explore how the current environment contributes to health disparities.

Topic 1: How do my Beliefs and Culture Affect My Communication with Others?

Topic 2: Racism in Health Care

Topic 3: Residential Schools & Intergenerational Trauma

Topic 4: Relationship Building and Communication Strategies to Enhance Cultural Safety

Topic 5: Advocating for Cultural Responsiveness and Anti-Racism for Indigenous Peoples


This course is intended for health services staff who are not medically trained, as well as students interested in or already engaged in health science education. Enhance your ability to understand Indigenous history and culture, and communicate in a better way.


This online course is self-directed. Participants are expected to complete the online modules at their own pace, within their registered eight-week session commencing October 11 to December 6, 2023.


Any questions concerning accreditation can be directed to 

Other Health Professionals:

Participation in this course may be included as part of the continuing education and competence programs established by individual professional associations.



Course Contacts

Kendra Usunier • • 306-966-7473