“Our obligation when it comes to reconciliation is quite simple: I want to be your friend and I want you to be my friend, and if we are to be friends together then we will be able to accomplish more than if we are not.”

– Senator Murray Sinclair

Learning about truth and reconciliation can seem like a mountain to tackle no matter what stage you are in your journey.

To support the College community in truth and reconciliation and advancing Indigenous achievement, the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Education (4Seasons) training program will provide a common foundation of knowledge that we can use in our classrooms, in the workplace, and in the community.

Created by the First Nations University of Canada, 4Seasons offers 10 modules which promote a renewed relationship between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, through transformative multi-media learning. This educational initiative incorporates films, videos, slideshows, quizzes, certificates of completion along with an engaging online portals.

Through transformative learning on topics such as truth and reconciliation around the world, Canada’s history, treaties, Indigenous culture, and Canada’s roles and responsibilities moving forward, we can continue to build upon on our offerings and support the College in responding to the 94 Calls to Action.

When we all deepen our understanding of Truth and Reconciliation and the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, we will become more united and move forward in a way that is mutually beneficial to all people.

“Training is one of the major pillars in our Truth and Reconciliation action plan,” says Carla Kematch, Manager, Truth & Reconciliation and Community Engagement. “It’s all about understanding each other so that we can move forward in a way that is mutually beneficial to all peoples. It’s so exciting to be at this point where we can all learn and grow together.”

What you need to know:

  • Must be logged into the LEARN to complete
  • Takes 3-5 hours to complete
  • Saves your progress – complete at your own pace
  • 10 modules to complete
  • Includes slideshow presentations, videos and short quizzes
  • You will receive a certificate when you complete the program!

WATCH: Charlene Bearhead, educator and Indigenous education advocate, discusses reconciliation within the classroom.

Visit the 4Seasons FAQ.