Addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action in Nursing Education: Workshop Series

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the six Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Nursing Chairs of Indigenous Health Research (the I-Chairs) partnered to deliver a series of workshops to assist nurse educators, schools of nursing, and nurses in other roles in addressing Indigenous-specific racism and developing knowledge in cultural humility and cultural safety in order to build capacity to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action.

The TRC Calls to Action are now included in the CASN Accreditation Standards, which contains the following key element:

The curriculum implements Action 24 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission programs of nursing to integrate the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), human rights, the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, Indigenous teaching and practice, intercultural competency, and anti-racism.

The delivery of this workshop series was funded by Indigenous Services Canada.

The workshops were co-designed and co-delivered by the I-Chairs, Elders and Knowledge Holders, and several of the current and former Indigenous graduate students in nursing that have worked alongside the I-Chairs. The series was delivered twice between 2023 and 2024. Each series consisted of five workshops delivered once per month. Both series reached capacity.

Below is a digital package of the workshop series including a written summary, links to the English and French recordings, and key resources to assist with addressing the TRC Calls to Action. The recordings should be reviewed in order, as the concepts and content build on one another. The workshops are intended to support individual, personal learning rather than being used as a teaching tool in a classroom or educational setting.

Disclaimer: The workshop series content is the property of the I-Chairs, Elders, Kookums, Knowledge Holders, and their co-presenters. References to the workshops should be cited appropriately. A recommended citation is provided below each link to the recordings.