CPRA is committed to seeking reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. One of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is for businesses and organizations to take cultural competency training. We are proud to announce that CPRA has partnered with NVision to offer an online Indigenous cultural awareness course called The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada.
Over the past three years, CPRA has been on an educational journey with staff, provincial/territorial members and its board of directors to learn how to advance reconciliation in relation to parks and recreation.
CPRA is committed to providing leadership to the sector by moving our intentions and words into action. And so on September 30, 2021 – the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – CPRA is launching The Path. The online course is designed to help the parks and recreation sector learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and communities in Canada. The course has five modules that are broadly titled:
- What’s in a Name?
- Defining Moments in History (pre-European contact, early contact)
- A Colonial History and Crown-Indigenous Relations
- It’s the Law
- Relationship Building with Indigenous Peoples
This video-based course will take approximately 5 hours to complete and will be available until October 1, 2022. The cost for the course is $100+tax per person.
Once you have registered for the course, we will send you a Quick Start Guide to help you get set up.