The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada

SKU: PC20210601

The RAIC is pleased to now offer an on-demand course for the architecture community. The Path- Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada was created by NVision Insight Group Inc, a majority Indigenous-owned company and has been developed with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis advisors and reviewers. 

The Path- Indigenous Culture Awareness Training

Topics: Indigenous History

Length: 6 hours | What's Included: Five Online Modules, Certificate of Completion

This course is available to stream!

Disponible en français!


The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada is a series of five online modules created by a majority Indigenous-owned company and has been developed with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis advisors and reviewers. This course will introduce you to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis ─ the three Indigenous peoples recognized in the Canadian constitution. Topics include the cultural and historical differences between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis; the evolution of the relationship between Canada and Indigenous people from pre-contact to yesterday’s headlines; stories of social and economic success, reconciliation and resilience; understanding intercultural communication in the workplace, and ways to strengthen relationships with Indigenous peoples. 


The online course is completely video-based, available in English or French, and is the only course of its kind to focus in equal depth on all three Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The course is on-demand and takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete with a certificate provided upon successful completion. 


“It is our responsibility to build relationships with Indigenous peoples based on a recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Learning more about Indigenous culture, history and languages is crucial to developing a common understanding and opening the door to respectful relationships” states John Brown, FRAIC, President of the RAIC. “We have an ambitious goal for all members of the RAIC to complete this training. This program is one small step that we can all take together in creating a more culturally safe sector moving forward.” 

Since launching the course in 2021, hundreds of architecture professionals and firms have made the commitment to enhance their Indigenous cultural awareness and joined us on The Path. We are also proud to announce that starting June 1, 2022, the RAIC will contribute a portion of each course registration to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, an organization that provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.  


All participants are invited to join a Kitchen Table discussion with the instructor once they have completed the course. Jennifer David (Chapleau Cree First Nation) and Nathalie Coutou (Metis-Mik’maq descent) will be hosting these opportunities to share reflections and experiences with the course content as well as look forward to the journey of reconciliation.
Upcoming session on November 9, 2022 in both English and French


The RAIC is pleased to offer members the opportunity to extend member pricing to everyone in their organization. Take advantage of this offer and build Indigenous cultural awareness capacity in your entire team. Save $45 on every registration ($100 instead of $145). The pricing is applicable for the following: 


  • A member purchases The Path for three or more individuals and pays for them at one time 
  • An organization or company purchases The Path for three or more of their employees, contractors, or staff and pays for them at one time 


In both cases, only one receipt will be issued to the purchaser. Receipts will not be issued to each individual. Contact to make arrangements today. 



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