In-Person Workshops

Certificate Program

Responding to Trauma and Grief for Indigenous Communities and Organizations

IN-PERSON Certificate Program
May 29, 2023 - June 02, 2023
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$1,899.00 (regular rate)
$1,699.00 (*early rate)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Venue TBA
*(early rate expires 04/29/2023 )
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Certificate Program in Responding to Trauma and Grief - Winnipeg In-Person - May 29-June 2, 2023; 9am-4pm Local Time

Early rate expires 04/29/2023

Quantity: 1 $ 1,699.00
Attendee 1 Information
This five-day program blends Indigenous cultural practices with a Western clinical approach to responding to grief and trauma. It will be co-facilitated by gifted Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainers. Together they will offer a relational approach to sharing and understanding traditional teachings, the personal impacts of trauma, and locating ourselves on the ongoing journey of reconciliation. Participants will have the opportunity to consider both clinical and cultural approaches for responding to those experiencing trauma and grief.

Workshops Include


This is an open enrollment public 5-day certificate program for those working in Indigenous communities & organizations.

What you Will Receive

  • A single binder containing all workshop manuals and materials
  • Daily lunch and refreshments (please note any dietary restrictions in the order notes during checkout)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Define trauma and understand the possible variations of potential impact
  • Identify key assessment areas for individuals who have experienced traumatic events
  • Describe the connection between traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress symptoms
  • Recognize the influence of dominant discourses and mainstream understandings of grief
  • Respond and support individuals, families, and communities impacted by grief

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussion.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Understanding Clinical and Cultural Approaches to Healing
  • Building Self-Awareness of the Impact of Working With Trauma
  • Intergenerational Impacts of Trauma
  • Reconnection and Resilience
  • Exploring the Impacts of Grief and Loss
  • The Role of Sharing on the Healing journey

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for those working in Indigenous communities and organizations and working in social service and health care roles, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone supporting people working through trauma and grief.

Terms & Conditions

View our cancellation policy and other information regarding your live virtual workshop or for your in-person workshop.

Trainer: Heather Woodward


Heather holds a Master of Social work degree, is a Registered Social Worker and has been working in the field for close to 20 years. She has spent much of her time working directly with children, youth, and families. Specifically, Heather’s passion is working with youth of all genders (ages 14-24) that have been impacted by violence, sometimes with gang involvements, all forms of trauma (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual), addictions, mental health, and with individuals living with a FASD. She believes that even in the thick of trauma and/or crisis, people can use relationships and laughter to work through these critical moments. Heather values the lives and the stories of all the people whom she has the honor of meeting and walking with on their life path. She is an energetic and engaging facilitator who strives to find ways to build relationships and incorporate 'laughter' into the work she does families and communities. Read blogs written by Heather here.

Trainer: TBA

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