The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada

  3 June 2022

CHF BC is dedicated to seeking Reconciliation and Belonging with Indigenous peoples. It is enshrined among our strategic priority of ‘belonging’ and is reflected in our support of internal initiatives, practices, education programs, and our work with housing co-ops to identify and remove barriers to equity and inclusion.

On our reconciliation journey, the CHF BC board and staff have been actively engaged in learning the history and legacy of Indigenous Peoples.  We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to seek out the truth on our path to truth and reconciliation.

One of the Calls to Action (pdf) from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is for organizations to provide education for management and staff on the history of Indigenous Peoples. This includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Indigenous rights, Indigenous law, and Indigenous–Crown relations. It will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

Online Course


Length: 4 – 6 hours

What’s Included: Five Online Modules, Certificate of Completion

This course is available to stream and available in French or English

In observing National Indigenous History Month this June, we are providing our members with exclusive access to an online Indigenous cultural awareness course called The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada. Underwritten by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the course is designed to increase our knowledge and awareness about First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples and communities across Canada.

The course will cover:

  • the cultural and historical differences between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis;
  • the evolution of the relationship between Canada and Indigenous people from pre-contact to yesterday’s headlines;
  • stories of social and economic success, reconciliation and resilience;
  • understanding intercultural communication in the workplace;
  • and much more.

There is no cost to member housing co-ops.  We have a limited amount of licences, so we encourage you to request access by completing this online form by June 30, 2022, 11:59 pm PT.  Access will be on a first come, first served basis. 

Once completed, we will provide further instructions on how to register for the course. Members will then have one year from the date of enrollment to complete the course at their co-ops. 

Please note that this course can be done in a group, but the certificate will only be made out to one name after it has been completed.

About the Program

The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada was designed by NVision Insight. The training is available through a series of five online modules (4 – 5 hours in total) or a full-day in-person or 6-hour virtual classroom course. This program is on-demand and can be done at the registrant’s own pace. Upon completion of the program, a certificate of completion is awarded. 

NVsion is a majority Indigenous-owned company with First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non-Indigenous shareholders and staff. Its mission is to provide support to Indigenous communities to create positive change, and it has been offering cultural awareness workshops for nearly 15 years.

The Path has been developed with First Nations, Inuit and Métis advisors and reviewers. It has also been vetted by an Indigenous lawyer for accuracy-related to legal references.

If you have low or intermittent Internet bandwidth, please let us know, and we will find alternative ways to watch the content.

Following the delivery of the course, we will collect your feedback and work on developing more tools to better meet the specific needs of the co-op housing sector in relation to Indigenous reconciliation and belonging.

We hope you will join us on the path to reconciliation.

Sneak Peak

Here’s a sneak peek at Module 1, Topic 1