Advancing Re(al)conciliation is designed to educate through truth-telling and inspire action. Learners will learn about how the past created much of our present experiences and situations, and how present knowledge and relationships can shape the future. Learners will explore current realities within the context of understanding the past as they 'peel away' the layers of colonial teaching, knowledges, understandings, positionalities, and experiences.

Advancing Re(al)conciliation means progressing beyond where learners are at - personally, socially, politically, environmentally, economically, and professionally. This course aims to support all persons in their journey to finding Truth and Reconciliation by moving forward with good intentions. 

Learner "I CAN" statements, after taking this course:

  • identify colonial systems of oppression.
  • identify how identity was shaped by colonialism.
  • identify why we are limited in our understanding of Indigeneity and settler colonialism.
  • create and enact new understandings and relationships with Indigenous peoples. 
  • recognize the value of local Indigenous perspectives and approaches to healthy education and economic relationships and activities. 

Advancing Re(al)conciliation invites all Canadians and international learners to participate in the reconciliation journey. The course offers individual learners and organizations the opportunity to commit to the TRC's Calls to Action #62 and #92. These Calls to Action call on government, corporate, and business sectors in Canada to activate and realize reconciliation efforts within their sectors, companies, and businesses in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the concept of relationality and understanding one's place in relation to others.

  • Identify colonial systems of oppression in economy and education.

  • Evaluate best practices in advancing reconciliation in economy and education.

  • Explore concepts of invisibility and visability for Indigenous peoples in the Canadian landscape.

  • Explain the concept of decolonizing relationships at home, work, and in society.

TRC Calls to Action

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

Advancing Re(al)conciliation addresses the necessity for educational curricula from an Indigenous perspective. The course provides education towards re(al)conciliation for those who are positioned in management positions, educational institutions, businesses, corporations, government officials, or any individual learner for personal and/or professional development.

Advancing Re(al)conciliation

    1. Terms and Conditions

    2. 1.1 How This Course Works

    3. 1.2 Self-Assessment

    4. 1.3 Welcome to Advancing Re(al)conciliation

    5. 1.4 Theme 1 Learning Outcomes

    6. 1.5 Terminology

    7. 1.6 Land Acknowledgement

    8. 1.7 What is Advancing Re(al)conciliation

    9. 1.8 Challenges as Aspirations

    10. 1.9 Advancing Re(al)conciliation

    1. 2.1 Introduction and Theme 2 Learning Outcomes

    2. 2.2 Self and Others

    3. 2.3 Circumstance and Influences

    4. 2.4 Your Story of Self-Location

    5. 2.5 Language of Relationships

    6. 2.6 Changing Relationships to Land

    1. 3.1 Introduction and Theme 3 Learning Outcomes

    2. 3.2 What is Colonialism and Coloniality?

    3. 3.3 Knowledge Check

    1. 4.1 Introduction and Theme 4 Learning Outcomes

    2. 4.2 Education Across Canada

    3. 4.3 Reflection

    1. 5.1 Introduction and Theme 5 Learning Outcomes

    2. 5.2 National Indigenous Economic Strategy

    3. 5.3 Indigenous Communities in Action

    1. 6.1 Introduction and Personal Responsibilities

    2. 6.2 Wrap-Up

    3. 6.3 Self-Assessment

    4. 6.4 Knowledge Check

    5. 6.5 Additional Learning Resources

About this course

  • $500.00 + GST
  • Online (Six Themes)
  • 5 hours

Skills & Competencies

  • Deconstruct colonialism
  • Critical analysis
  • Self-assessment
  • Critical reflection
  • Indigenization
  • Relationship building
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Advancing Re(al)conciliation - the title is what drew me in after completing the 4 Seasons course. It excited me to think that I could potentially walk away with action items - which I did!

Andrea Mead

The Advancing Re(al)conciliation course is an excellent compilation of texts, videos, and audio recordings that educate Canadians on the impacts of colonization, where are we as a Nation today, and provided pointed questions to enable reflections ...

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The Advancing Re(al)conciliation course is an excellent compilation of texts, videos, and audio recordings that educate Canadians on the impacts of colonization, where are we as a Nation today, and provided pointed questions to enable reflections of my past that shaped my perspective of Indigenous history and culture. I loved the journey it took me on from reflection on my past to educating on the re(al)conciliation currently taking place in Canada and then working on personal actions that I can take in my life and my place of work. This is the perfect follow-up to the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation course. Thank you!

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Advancing Re(al)conciliation

Utamika Cummings

This was a great introduction and overview with regards to reconciliation and the journey so far. I appreciated the multiple sources as well as personal reflections that were a part of this course. Thank you for sharing this in such a way that was...

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This was a great introduction and overview with regards to reconciliation and the journey so far. I appreciated the multiple sources as well as personal reflections that were a part of this course. Thank you for sharing this in such a way that was not only educational and insightful but prompted reflection and steps towards action throughout.

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Truth Unwrapped

Bade Daramola

Prior to taking the course Advancing Re(al)conciliation, I had next to zero knowledge about the Indigenous people, their history, and their placement in Canadian society. Having completed this course, I see things differently and appreciate Indige...

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Prior to taking the course Advancing Re(al)conciliation, I had next to zero knowledge about the Indigenous people, their history, and their placement in Canadian society. Having completed this course, I see things differently and appreciate Indigenous people more for their resilience over the years and the need for honest conversations among all Canadians on a continuous basis. And more importantly, the need for the entire Canadian society to be intentional about healing the wounds of the past by ensuring constant truth-telling, and encouraging the active participation of Indigenous people and immigrants in the growth of the economy.

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A lesson we all need to learn

Jim Russell

It's truly fascinating to see how history has been portrayed. I'm grateful for the opportunity to hear these stories and learn from them, in order to ensure that such atrocities are never repeated and learn how we address these mistakes. It has ma...

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It's truly fascinating to see how history has been portrayed. I'm grateful for the opportunity to hear these stories and learn from them, in order to ensure that such atrocities are never repeated and learn how we address these mistakes. It has made me more aware of the profound impacts of colonization and the choices made during that time. I must admit, I am deeply disappointed in leaders of Canada who intentionally mistreated their fellow human beings, going so far as to establish laws and institutions to perpetuate this injustice. Ultimately, our character is judged by how we treat others, and it is evident that the establishment failed miserably in its treatment of the Indigenous people. As I delved into the stories and followed the provided links, I couldn't help but feel that there is so much left unsaid, and that there are still dreadful truths that remain hidden. This course is incredibly valuable, and I believe it should be a mandatory learning experience for all Canadians.

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Wonderful Training!

Carole Tink

This course provided an honest review of Canada's history, provided time for personal reflection, and practical forward-looking reconciliation tactics. This was probably the most valuable reconciliation training I have ever taken.

This course provided an honest review of Canada's history, provided time for personal reflection, and practical forward-looking reconciliation tactics. This was probably the most valuable reconciliation training I have ever taken.

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Re(al)conciliation needs to come from a place of heart not just a place a place "because"

Randi Wood

I discovered a lot of ways that I can bring knowledge to not only myself but to the others around me

I discovered a lot of ways that I can bring knowledge to not only myself but to the others around me

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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 reflection to help learners absorb and apply the information in daily and work activities. The results are neither shared with anyone nor do they count towards the final badge. At the end of the course, you will be prompted to complete a survey and a final assessment. You must achieve 80% or higher on the final assessment. After successful completion of the final assessment, learners will 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. 

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