Take the first steps on a learning journey toward reconciliation. Learn and understand the truth about Canada's colonial history in relation to Indigenous communities in Canada.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation takes learners on an illuminative path to begin dismantling the colonial point of view that has been taught in the Canadian education system to begin a lifelong journey toward reconciliation. The multi-media course provides an authentic and transformative learning experience that will ultimately promote a positive and collaborative relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation invites all Canadians and international learners to participate. The course offers individual learners, organizations, businesses, corporations, and governments the opportunity to commit to the TRC's Calls to Action # 62 and #92. Learners engage with the resources to begin or continue their reconciliation journey on a personal and professional level to contribute to transformative reconciliation changes in their places of work, home, and in their communities. 

In Partnership

The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation content and resources were developed in partnership with First Nations University of Canada and Productions Cazabon, Reconciliation Education, an award-winning film and media production company.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding, skills, abilities, attitude, and awareness to:

  • Recognize cultural biases shaping Canada's historical narratives.

  • Identify previously unknown historical events which shaped the Canadian landscape.

  • Identify continuity and change.

  • Discuss Indigenous worldviews as it relates to historical evidence, recognizing both its presence and absence in historical texts.

  • Self-assess existing personal biases.

  • Define reconciliation and apply its principles to the learner's everyday life.

TRC Calls to Action

Business and Education #62 (i. ii. iv.) and #92 (iii.)

The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation course provides education for all learners to learn about, and understand, the truth about Canada’s colonial history with respect to the legacy of residential schools, treaties, Aboriginal rights, economic worldviews, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. The course invites all learners to engage in a reconciliation journey on a personal and professional level to contribute to transformative reconciliation changes in places of work, at home, and within their communities.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

    1. Terms and Conditions for Use & Statement of Learner Responsibility

    2. How to Navigate Your Learning Portal (Video)

    3. Your Learning Journey

    4. Land Acknowledgement

    5. Special Thanks

    1. Pre-Module Quiz - Test Your Knowledge

    1. 1.1 Learning Outcomes

    2. 1.2 Slideshow: Two Worldviews Meet

    3. 1.3 Watch: Early Life in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

    4. 1.4 Indigenous Innovations

    5. 1.5 Quiz

    1. 2.1 Learning Outcomes

    2. 2.2 Slideshow: We Are All Treaty People

    3. 2.3 Watch: Wampum Belt - A Nation to Nation Relationship

    4. 2.4 The Two Row Wampum Remains: Canada's New Oath of Citizenship

    5. 2.5 Quiz

    1. 3.1 Learning Outcomes

    2. 3.2 Slideshow: The Métis - A Distinct People

    3. 3.3 Slideshow - Early Métis Life

    4. 3.4 Watch: Louis Riel: A Canadian Hero

    5. 3.5 The Community Begins to Rebuild

    6. 3.6 Identity, Definitions, and Rebuilding

    7. 3.7 Symbols and Culture

    8. 3.8 Bonus Material & References

    9. 3.9 Quiz

    1. 4.1 Learning Outcomes

    2. 4.2 Slideshow: Residential Schools

    3. 4.3 Watch: Margaret Reynolds Visits the Ground of the Former Beauval Indian Residential School

    4. 4.4 Watch: Residential Schools, Day Schools and the 60s Scoop

    5. 4.5 The Findings of the Summer of 2021

    6. 4.6 Quiz

About this course

  • 200.00 + GST
  • Online (10 Modules)
  • 3 hours

Skills & Competencies

  • Historical analysis
  • Decolonization
  • Critical reflection
  • Indigenization
  • Relationship building
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion

FAQ

  • Is this course for everyone?

    Yes, this course is relevant to all people from all walks of life. The learners' life experiences will influence how they experience the course.

  • Does this course have prerequisites?

    No prerequisites are required.

  • How is successful completion of the course determined? Are there tests or quizzes involved? 

    Each module includes a short quiz to help you retain information and be better prepared for the final quiz. The results are neither shared with anyone nor do they count for points towards your final badge. Only the final quiz is evaluated for the purpose of receiving the completion certificate and badge with a passing grade of 80% required.   After successful completion of the final quiz, learners receive one badge toward a Reconciliation microcredential.

  • Some individuals and organizations may be GST-exempt.

    First Nations University of Canada is situated on the Star Blanket First Nation and is exempt from Provincial Sales Tax (PST). If you or your organization are exempt from Government Sales Tax (GST), please contact [email protected] to ensure that your invoice is prepared accordingly.

  • I need financial support. What funding options does ICEC recommend?

    Check out our Funding Opportunities here. 

  • How long will I have access to the course? 

    Learners will have 180 days from the time of registration to complete the course.

  • Who do I contact if I need help? 

    * Check out ICEC's Learner Support page to see if your question is answered in the FAQs. If your question remains unresolved, feel free to complete the form with your question, or you may contact [email protected] for assistance with any questions you may have. We are here to help! Support requests are received during regular office hours. Please expect a response within 24-48 hours. 

Continue your reconciliation journey, today!