BC | Core Child Welfare

What are some of the topics that are covered in this course?
  • Colonization in Canada
  • Racism, discrimination, and stereotyping, and their impacts on Indigenous peoples in the context of child welfare
  • Health and social inequities for Indigenous people and how these are reflected in child welfare
  • Protecting cultural connections and supporting positive identity development
  • Supporting Indigenous children and youth to counter the impacts of racism
  • Taking action: Enhancing Indigenous Cultural Safety in the child welfare system
Who should take this course?

Anyone  who works in the child welfare sector. This includes:

  • Service providers (e.g., social workers, children and youth workers)
  • Administrators
  •  Managers
  • Research staff, and so forth

This course is introductory and meant to supplement Nation- and region-specific training provided by Regional Health Authorities and/or Indigenous communities.

Anyone who works in the child welfare sector can take Core Child Welfare. There are no prerequisites.

How much does this course cost?

Core Child Welfare 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 ics@phsa.ca.

How do I register?

Please visit our Registration page for more information.