Our Bimaadiziwin program is rooted in difference and diversity. It is based on awareness, understanding, acceptance, respect and empowerment of individuals within their personal cultural context. It is built on moving people along the cultural safety continuum from cultural awareness and understanding to changed behavior and congruence consistent with our menoyawin values.
Bimaadiziwin is a program that supports the progressive development of cultural competency, which is a strong skill-set for working in a cross-cultural setting.
Through Bimaadiziwin, SLMHC employees are provided with training for working in a cross-cultural setting. This includes Culturally Safe Training and Anishinaabe Cultural Training.
Anishinaabe Cultural Training
Take this opportunity to discuss and explore Anishinaabe history and culture. In this two-day training session, you will learn about traditional perspectives and distinct challenges experienced by the First Nations people of northern Ontario.
Culturally Safe Training
Take this opportunity to discuss and explore your history and culture. In this one-day training session, you will learn how your own cultural experiences affect your work and learn strategies to improve cross-cultural relations in the context of patient care. We recommend taking this course in conjunction with Anishinaabe Cultural Training.
Bimaadiziwin is also to the public. Organizations and members of the public are welcome to sign up for both the Culturally Safe Training and Anishinaabe Cultural Training.
Anishinaabe Cultural Training is $200 per person (lunch provided both days).
Culturally Safe Training is $100 per person.
To register for either of these training sessions, contact our Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.