Grief & Loss and Culture & Diversity


The Prevention Core Training Program has wrapped up for another year!  In March, we held two training sessions, back to back, at the beautiful and serene Ancient Spirals, where some of the staff took part in cooking and preparations for the land-based training.  

Each agency that participated in the Grief & Loss training, are being granted with some valuable resources to share with their staff and clients.  We had a wonderful group of Elders and Knowledge Keepers to facilitate our Culture & Diversity training that closed with a feast and give-away.

Next year’s Prevention Core Training Program Delivery will start with Grief & Loss and Culture & Diversity in September 2019.  More details to come!!








March 4 & 5, 2019  Grief & Loss

Facilitator: Marlene Mirasty – 20 Learners successfully completed this course!!

This two-day course is designed to introduce participants to role of the prevention worker in providing grief and loss support to clients. Through an understanding of the process of grief, participants will demonstrate knowledge and skills to support clients experiencing grief and loss. Participants will also examine their own grieving process and the importance of modelling positive, healthy grief and loss recovery for others.

March 6 & 7, 2019  Culture & Diversity

Facilitators: Various Elders and Knowledge Keepers – 19 Learners successfully completed this course!!

In this photo (right) are Elder Violet Naytowhow and her nephew, Joseph Naytowhow

This two-day course is a land based delivery designed to be led by Elders/Knowledge Keepers and course participants. A general list of teachings and information will be identified by the First Nations Prevention Working Group to assist the structuring of the course. Depending upon the Elders/Knowledge Keepers and their expertise, topics may include: history, storytelling, worldviews, sacred circles, tipi teachings, animals and their significance in teaching values, oral traditions, protocols, plants and medicines, treaties, diversity, etc.

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