The CDTRP Education and Training Platform is happy to offer 20 pre-paid seats (value of $300 each) to an online training program given by the Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program. This opportunity is open to all CDTRP members, including principal investigators, trainees, and laboratory staff. Memberships will be distributed evenly across the CDTRP Themes (4 seats per theme), on a first-come-first-serve basis, with at least one seat each reserved for a trainee.


  • 4 seats per CDTRP 5 themes
  • At least one seat to a trainee per theme
  • First-come-first-serve

To apply, please email with these information:

  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Organization
  • Department
  • Position/title
  • Manager/supervisor name and email

About the Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program

“We are a provincial program that works in partnership to enable transformative and decolonizing change within individuals, organizations, and systems. We raise awareness about anti-Indigenous bias and stereotyping, and collaborate with health system leaders to help them take effective action toward improving Indigenous cultural safety within their organizations and across the health system.

Governed by the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council, our work is grounded in Indigenous values, teachings, and intelligence.”

For more information, please visit their website here.

About the Core Online Training

This transformative training provides an opportunity for participants to examine the ways in which their own culture, education, and history have shaped their practice, especially with regard to stereotypes that affect the quality of care provided to Indigenous people. Designed specifically for the Ontario context, participants learn about terminology, diversity, aspects of colonial history such as Indian residential schools and Indian hospitals, and a timeline of historical events. Through interactive activities, discussion, and personal reflection, participants examine the present-day realities of colonization that continue to interfere with Indigenous health.

All of the online training programs are:

  • Facilitated by trained adult educators who support participants’ learning journey;
  • Designed to provide rich learning opportunities for participants through activities, videos, discussions, and more;
  • Self-paced over an eight-week period and takes approximately 8 to 11 hours to complete;
  • Accredited by the College of Family Physicians, the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.