Advanced Training & Ongoing Learning

Bystander to Ally (BTA)

What are some topics covered in this course?

The Bystander to Ally (BTA) course provides information, encourages critical self-reflection, and teaches practical skills that can help people become more effective allies. Participants learn ways to assess and respond to situations in which bias, discrimination, or racism is suspected. Participants also learn tools and strategies that they can apply in their workplaces and daily lives. We hope that in applying the learning from this course, participants can become powerful agents for change in their personal and professional lives.

Who should take this course?

The From Bystander to Ally course is designed for people who have completed one or more San’yas Core Training courses and wish to enhance their skills in speaking out and advocating for social justice for Indigenous people.


Pre-requisite – successful completion of a San’yas Core Training in the past 5-years with a minimum time lapse of 6-months since completing a San’yas Core Training.

Is this course accredited?               

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The online 
From Bystander to Ally program meets the accreditation criteria of                                                           The College of Family Physicians of Canada.  This two-credit per-hour Self-Learning                                        program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to       

10 Mainpro+ credits.         





The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 5.0 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment hours (credits are automatically calculated). Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.                                                                                                                                                        


How much does this course cost?

BTA training costs $300 per training seat in most regions. Your organization or workplace may have already purchased a seat in this training for you. If not, you can pay for the training seat yourself. For more information, email

Which provinces offer this course?

Our Advanced Training courses are national in focus, so they apply to all provinces, territories, and regions in Canada.

How do I register?

You can learn more on our Registration Page, or register via email.

Webinar Series

San’yas courses will teach you about colonization, anti-Indigenous racism, and their impacts today. This learning is a critical first step towards uprooting anti-Indigenous racism in Canada and ensuring that all Indigenous people have access to culturally safe systems, structures, and services. These efforts provide a foundation that is necessary for reconciliation between Indigenous and Settler peoples across Canada.

Webinar Series

The ICS Learning Series is designed to provide a provincial, national and international platform to address a broad range of issues related to the ways in which Indigenous people experience and intersect with systems (i.e., healthcare, justice, education, and child welfare). While promoting interesting and relevant dialogue, the Series encourages critical thinking by bringing people together to consider social justice issues and engage in critical enquiry. The webinars are interactive by design and provide a much-needed space to address and navigate the complex nature of Indigenous-specific racism.


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Consultation Services

Leadership Engagement Sessions

San’yas offers a variety of leadership engagement sessions tailored for Executive leadership and Boards of Directors.


Leadership Coaching

San’yas offers individual and group leadership coaching sessions to support leadership skill development to lead by example to interrupt anti-Indigenous racism and discrimination and support transformational organizational change.


Team Debriefing Sessions

San’yas offers team debriefing sessions following completion of San’yas core and/or advanced training to support teams to integrate learning into specific practice areas.


Team and Organizational Indigenous Cultural Safety Assessments

San’yas offers tailored team and organizational assessments that can be used by teams and organizations to benchmark, highlight and track changes toward Indigenous culturally safer services.


Organizational Anti-Indigenous Racism Response Systems Development

San’yas will work with organizations to develop comprehensive organizational response systems to respond to anti-Indigenous racism.  This includes customizing San’yas Anti-Indigenous Racism Response training linked to organizational quality assurance to intervene, respond and stop anti-Indigenous racism and discrimination.


Consultation and Training Packages

San’yas will work with organizations to tailor consultation and training courses to support transformational organizational change. Recommended packages include:

  • mandatory anti-racism response training
  • mandatory all-staff foundational online facilitated training
  • advanced online facilitated training for leaders
  • team and organizational Indigenous cultural safety assessments
  • leadership coaching
  • team debriefing sessions


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