San’yas began in 2008 as an online cultural competency training for health professionals in British Columbia (BC). Over the years, our work has expended across Canada. We now offer Core Training courses for people working in health care, mental health, child welfare, justice, or in any sector. All of our courses are self-paced and facilitated. 


Key Course Goals

Our online training courses have been carefully designed for different types of learners, in different locations across Canada. We have partnered with leaders in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia to develop province- and sector-specific Core Training courses. We have also developed Core Training for learners in any sector, as well as Advanced Training that is national in scope. To date, we have trained over 150,000 learners, including people who work in finance, education, government, business, not-for-profits, health care, mental health, justice, child welfare, and research.


Updates and improvements are made in an ongoing way in response to current events and feedback from participants and facilitators. A full curriculum refresh is done in collaboration with regional Indigenous advisors every two years. Curriculum for additional training courses is under development.


Some of our Core Training courses have been tailored for specific provinces in Canada. Currently, we have courses that focus on British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario contexts. You do not need to live in one of these provinces to register for a province-specific course. Our registration team will help you choose the course that is right for you. We usually recommend that people choose the province that is nearest to them. Contact ics@phsa.ca for more information.