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Truth and Reconciliation - Calls to Action
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Truth and Reconciliation - Calls to Action

On February 17th, 2016, the Province of Ontario announced the implementation of new Indigenous Training and Education requirements related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC): Calls to Action*.

All Ontario Public Service (OPS) employees are now required to participate in mandatory Indigenous cultural competency and anti-racism training. Mandatory learning expectations in Ontario's public education system curriculum will also be implemented.

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, it is crucial to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the Calls to Action as a step towards healing and reconciliation. The Province of Ontario expressed their commitment to work with partners to address Indigenous education and training.

Bear Standing Tall & Associates, 1COMMUNITY1 and The Hive Centre and Bee & Bee have partnered to bring awareness to and deliver Indigenous Training and Education Programs in Ontario that fulfill accreditation standards and requirements in regards to cultural relevance, cultural competence and cultural safety.

For the past 18 years, Bear Standing Tall has facilitated Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training workshops across Canada – at Universities, Colleges, Health Facilities, Wellness Centres, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centres, Healing Lodges, Youth Centres, Men’s and Women’s Support Houses and Federal Institutions for Men.

Read this e-bulletin to learn more about Bear Standing Tall and Accredited Indigenous Education and Training offered in your region. Space is limited. Reserve your spot.

BSTA Accredited Programs are accessible through Diversity and Personal Development Funds when available. Speak with your employer about the opportunity to participate in BSTA Training and Education.

*The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action listed 94 recommendations to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.”

A Message from Bear Standing Tall
My name is Bear Standing Tall or Jason Carter. I am an Indigenous Nehiyaw (Cree) from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan and the founder of Bear Standing Tall and Associates (BSTA).

Our mission is to create a bridge between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous nations by providing Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training (ICST) for educators, social workers, public servants, health workers, counsellors, and more.
 
We are offering you the opportunity to expand your skills and awareness by participating in BSTA's experiential and wholistic approach to education and training. Through ICST, you gain authentic Indigenous wisdom and knowledge to build new, effective and practical methods of engagement.

In the coming months, I invite you to experience Indigenous education at The Hive Centre and Bee & Bee, just 1 hour East of Toronto in the Durham Region.
Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training
Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training is a Level 1 Accredited Program that provides participants with an introduction to Indigenous worldviews, philosophies and identities.

Using a wholistic and experiential model, attendees explore aspects of the Medicine Wheel related to interconnectedness, self-discovery, personal growth, diversity and inclusion.

Educators, Counsellors, Public Servants, Health and Social Workers are doing their part in the healing and reconciliation process through Indigenous Training and Education.

Join a growing number of people who are learning how Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training can enhance their lives and the lives of others. Reserve now.
Hand Drum Making Retreat 2-Day Retreat
You are invited to participate in a 2-Day Sacred Hand Drum Making Retreat.

Drumming is known to have therapeutic value, providing emotional and physical benefits that are stimulated by the rhythm of the drum.

In Indigenous culture, the drum is a medicine used as the heartbeat of Mother Earth. It is a tool for bringing out someone’s voice or songs and can be used as one beat with all the drums of the world for bringing out creative energy.

Join Bear Standing Tall for a Hand Drum Making Retreat that you do not want to miss. Take home a 14" deerskin drum made by you. Spaces are limited.
Testimonials
Brina, a Corporate Consultant, explains why she feels that Indigenous Education is important for all Canadians. Listen Here.
Participants of Bear Standing Tall's workshops talk about the value and the impact of participating in Indigenous Education and Training.
ABOUT – Bear Standing Tall
Bear Standing Tall tells the story that inspired his lifelong work of offering Indigenized education. Watch now.
Bear Standing Tall & Associates use a Wholistic & Experiential Medicine Wheel Approach. Learn more.
Bear Standing Tall is Nehiyaw from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory. His pursuit of education in health studies began in Edmonton, Alberta where he discovered the Medicine Wheel at Nechi Institute Centre of Indigenous Learning. There he found his passion in spirituality and culture.

Bear Standing Tall completed a Bachelor of First Nations and Aboriginal Counselling Degree in Brandon, Manitoba. He now resides in Toronto, Ontario, continuing his graduate studies and indigenized education. Bear Standing Tall has been a sundancer for 10 years and is on a healing journey of learning from Elders.

Bear Standing Tall is certified in the following:
  • Bachelor of First Nations & Aboriginal Counselling Degree
  • Accredited Trainer ICBOC Indigenous Certification Board of Canada
  • Medicine Wheel Counsellor Level Four
  • Professional Medicine Wheel Facilitator Level III
  • Certified Addiction Counsellor
  • Native Addiction Worker Diploma
  • Native Addiction Worker Certificate
  • CCPC Certified Addiction Counsellor Level II
  • CAT: Community Addictions Training
  • ACT: Advanced Counsellor Training
  • AFM: Gambling Counselling Training
  • Traditional Family Parenting Training
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