In 2020-2021 Project Connect partnered with Métis Nation BC to run the Professional Project Administrator Program three times. We learned much about Métis culture from the students and Elder Jo-Ina, who shared her wisdom and knowledge.
Integral to our approach is to find as many ways as possible to honour Indigenous practices in our program planning, implementation, and research. We work with our instructors to ensure that an Indigenous lens can guide their work. We believe culture matters and make space to fold cultural activities into our programming. In all our partnerships, we bring respect for protocol, humility, and a deep desire to serve Indigenous communities in whatever way they see fit.
In 2022-2023 we will be working with three other Indigenous communities to honour their cultural practices and blend them into our program offerings.