Community and Indigenous Workshops

Training provided by other organizations in the Central Okanagan and surrounding communities.

If you are offering relevant training in our community and would like to be featured on this page, please email us.

First Nations Pedagogies Network

Various Times

90 min Zoom links Choose to sit in on any or all Workshops See link for dates and details.

Interior Region Conference - Coast Capri

April 12, 13, 14, 2023

AIDP/ASCDP/CCRR/IDP/SCDP & Early Intervention Therapies Click link for more information

Every Child Matters: 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

Learning Opportunity February 15 - June 15, 2023

Registration is just $100 ($20/month) and includes: 1. 10 Learning Modules (~1 Hour of Learning / Month) 2. A Certificate of Completion issued by the First Nations University of Canada

The Every Child Matters - 4 Seasons of Reconciliation learning opportunity seeks to better acknowledge that Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives are foundational to outdoor learning, and that non-Indigenous educators need to undertake further steps towards Truth and Reconciliation in order to engage appropriately and authentically, and build respectful and reciprocal relationships.

Music & Movement

Friday February 17 Professional Development Day


Lunch and Pro-D Certificate will be provided

Join us for a free professional development day for Early Childhood Educators and Early Years educators to learn more about introducing movement & music to children in a playful way! We will sing together and share simple ways to bring movement and music into your education environment and the benefits of these activities.

Children the Heart of the Matter Conference

February 3 & 4, 2023 Surrey BC Online/Zoom Option Available

This conference begins Friday, February 3, 2023 with a welcome reception followed by a keynote presentation with Dr. Jody Carrington. Saturday February 4, 2023 will be a great day of learning with a morning keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Gray, followed by a number of workshops reflecting diversity, inclusive practice, the implementation of the BC Early Learning Framework, and other topics of interest to those in the early care and learning field.

The Outdoor Learning Store | Previous Workshop Recordings

Online / Workshop Recordings

Some Topics available include: - The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry - Indigenous Resources & Perspectives for Outdoor Learning - Walking Forward: Indigenous Perspectives in Learning from Place - Indigenous Resources for Educators and Learners - Animal Care for Mother Earth: An Indigenous Teaching Resource

Natural Curiosity: The importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environment Inquiry

A Textbook Resource for Educators

This teacher resource supports a stronger awareness of Indigenous perspectives and their importance to environmental education. It helps to situate Indigenous perspectives into the heart of educational settings and curricula, most notably in connection with environmental issues.