In 2015, San’yas partnered with Dr. Catherine Cook (Métis) and Jeanette Edwards (formerly of Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and now Shared Health Manitoba-Indigenous Health) and an advisory circle of Indigenous leaders and educators to build Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (MICST). MICST offers Core Training that has been specifically designed for people working in any sector. All of our courses are self-paced and facilitated. 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 courses is under development.
If you are an employee of Shared Health you can inquire with your manager about how to access MICST or click here https://wrha.mb.ca/indigenous-health/cultural-initiatives/micst/
Key Course Goals
The curriculum and learning activities have been designed to help participants:
- Strengthen their knowledge, awareness, and skills for working with and providing service to Indigenous people and communities
- Work more safely and effectively with Indigenous people
- Begin considering their role in correcting, rebuilding and transforming systems to uproot Indigenous-specific racism