Decolonization refers to the process of deconstructing colonial ideologies of the superiority and privilege of Western thought and approaches, and increasing the rights, sovereignty and systems of Indigenous people. Cultural safety means an environment which is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people.
Printable resource from the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network.
Online training offered through the BC Provincial Health Authority.
Breaking Free, Breaking Through: Examining Violence Against Indigenous Women
Comprehensive report and arts based project from the Ontario Native Women’s Association of Canada.
Free post-secondary online training offered through the University of Alberta.
Now adopted throughout Canada, a framework to support the individual and collective rights of Indigenous people.
Racial Equity Terminology
A glossary of terms to build the foundation for racial equity in language and approach fro Project Change.
Trauma Informed Workplaces & Psychological Safety
Trauma-Informed Workplaces recognize the presence of trauma and acknowledges the role trauma may play in a staff member’s life. Psychologically safe workplaces promotes employees’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to employee psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts.
A comprehensive guide created by the BC Provincial Mental Health & Substance Abuse Planning Council
An action guide for Employers created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
A training examining the inclusion of lived experience, how we communicate the stories of human vulnerability, and best practices, starting at the 1:04:50 mark.
Ted talks, checklists, and resources to grow your psychological safety practice from reWork by Google.
Ethical Supply Chains & Responsible Business
Resources to build the soul of your business and a healthy triple bottom line- people, planet, profit.
A Havard Business Review article by Mark Kramer exploring groundbreaking redistributive approaches to doing business.
Offers a vision of what it means for humanity to thrive in the 21st century, written by Kate Raworth.
A comprehensive global guide examining how to support Migrant Workers through safe and equitable workplaces, policy, and programs, from BSR.
An interactive resource helping individuals and businesses consider their contribution to unethical supply chains and modern slavery, and how to make tangible changes.
*Note many of these resources are developed and led by BIPOC+ & LGBTQ2SAI+ communities, sharing from lived experience
We acknowledge our privilege to operate on the untreatied, self-governed land of the 23 villages of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (The Squamish First Nation), and are committed to utilizing a decolonizing praxis inclusive of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. Our decolonizing praxis can be read here.