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Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice Through a Lens of Cultural Safety: January 2022


Friday, January 28, 2022 - Saturday, January 29, 2022

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Online via Zoom  

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Through an exploration of our own cultural upbringings, values and traditions, participants will reflect how these influence our perspectives and practice.

This training is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email 

Using interactive group discussions, case scenarios, and introspective activities, this workshop will help participants to better understand the impacts of colonization; what trauma is and how to recognize its signs and symptoms; and how to develop strategies to support meaningful healing processes. The workshops also discuss:

  • How colonization affects child development and impacts the health of Indigenous people
  • The importance and relevance of Cultural Safety (CS) and Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) in early childhood interventions
  • The reception and efficacy of childhood intervention services, reflecting on ways that health intervention practices can actually perpetuate and recreate trauma
  • Adverse childhood experiences and how they affect brain development, physical development and emotional regulation
  • Trauma responses, complex traumas: intergenerational trauma and community level trauma
  • Social determinants of health – including unique social determinants of health for Indigenous people – and their relevance in early childhood development
  • Power imbalances and institutional discrimination

Note: The Power Point is copyrighted and can not be made available.  

About the Facilitators 

Orah Chaye is of North African and Sami descent growing up with a strong Oriental cultural influence since age 10. A highly experienced Educator and Consultant for over 30 years, she has developed the Creative Process Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice Methodology Approach. Working extensively in Indigenous, Refugee and Immigrant Populations, Orah is contracted for a wide variety of In Service development projects to many agencies; and also invited to present at numerous conferences and symposiums. She has a particular interest in early human brain development, and its correlation to early attachment.

Harley Eagle is of Dakota and Ojibway Indigenous heritage and a long time resident on Vancouver Island. He is a well experienced consultant and trainer in the fields of transforming conflict, anti-racism, dismantling oppression, cultural safety and trauma healing as well as an Indigenous Cultural Safety educator for the Regional Health Authority on Vancouver Island.  He is often contracted to consult and advise organizations, companies and government agencies and invited to speak at conferences both nationally and internationally on issues pertaining to his work. Harley looks to Indigenous life ways to guide his work. 

Mandatory Orientation Session

A mandatory orientation session will be taking place on January 25th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Participants will be emailed the Zoom login information. 


Please ensure you watch the following programs and talks before the training. 

  1. CBC's documentary series, "8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada & the Way Forward" - two 10 minute clips: 8th Fire clip 18th Fire clip 2*  
  2. Creating Environments for Indigenous Youth to Live and Succeed - Tedx Talk by Tunchai Redvers

*Full episodes can be accessed here and most public libraries.


The cost of this workshop is per person, and will take place via Zoom. Participants will be emailed the login information.