Indigenous Relationship & Cultural Safety Courses

Cancer Care Ontario's Indigenous Cancer Care Unit developed a set of Indigenous Relationship and Cultural Safety Courses.

These online courses are designed to help individuals working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. The courses support a call to action made in the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report.

These 13 courses will provide you with knowledge about the history and culture of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and communities. It is our hope that these courses will help you to provide culturally appropriate, person-centred care.
Providing care that acknowledges, respects, and incorporates cultural and language considerations is an essential part of person-centred care. These courses are relevant to all Canadians, not just healthcare providers.

The courses are designed for self-paced learning. They are available to anyone, free of charge


  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis Culture, Colonization and the Determinants of Health
  • Aboriginal History and Political Governance
  • The Need for Cultural Competence in Healthcare
  • Current Array of Aboriginal Health Services
  • CCO - Aboriginal Cancer Strategies and Ontario Renal Network
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Health
  • Aboriginal Community Health Services
  • The Health Landscape of First Nations, Inuit and Métis People
  • Cancer and Renal Issues and Challenges
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • Health Literacy - Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Well-Being
  • Chronic Disease Prevention for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People
  • Pediatric Oncology

This self-learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 13 Mainpro+ credits. You can find more information and register here: