Understanding the Residential School Experience



7.5 Hours



Method of Delivery

Online (asynchronous fully self-directed learning)

What You Will Learn

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Course Content

This course provides an overview of the Residential School Experience of Inuit during the mid to late 1900s in Canada. The content is a core competency for Community Support Workers and Managers in the delivery of trauma-informed and strength-based programs and services for Inuit individuals and their families.

  1. Residential school experience
  2. Personal stories from victims of the residential schools
  3. Federal government’s apology
  4. Residential school healing / Healing projects

The course includes a quiz, a course evaluation and certificate of completion.

Course Description

Canada’s federal policy to assimilate indigenous people through the day school and residential board school experience is one of the darkest chapters in Crown-Indigenous relations and history.

While there are numerous sources of information, this short course provides a glimpse into the Inuit experience.

In this course we will provide an overview of the residential school experience for Inuit, with the direct account from Peter Irniq, Elder and Cultural Advisor to his participating as national Inuit representative for the historic Federal apology.


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