Quinte and District: Indigenous Awareness for Employers

Date and Time

Starts:11/17/2022 5:30 PM

Ends:11/17/2022 7:30 PM

Registration Closes:11/15/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1 Hour(s)

San Souce 240 Front St, Belleville, ON K8N 2Z2 Belleville, Ontario

San Souci Restaurant


HRPA Members: Free OR $5 Donate | Non Members $75 + tax


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By exploring the differences between Indigenous and European cultures, finding out more about the traditional smudging ceremony, and better understanding the intergenerational effects of residential schools, participants will be better able to shift organizational mindsets and move forward with creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase your cultural awareness by learning more about Indigenous history, values, and lived experiences
  • Challenge assumptions and find ways to help your organization build respectful relationships with Indigenous employees  
  • Find out how the intergenerational effects can impact recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees for your organization


5:30 PM Welcome & Introductions

6:15 PM Speaker Presentation

7:15 PM Q&A

7:30 PM Event Concludes

Registration Closes: November 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Rebecca Lauzon at rlauzon@hrpa.ca

“Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!” 


Speaker bio(s)
Michael  Hill

Mike Hill started Turtle Back Consulting & Indigenous Awareness Training in 2016. After a lengthy career in policing, he saw an opportunity to use the experience he gained while working in various first nation communities and the Aboriginal Issues Unit of the OPP’s Intelligence Bureau to help others recognize and celebrate Indigenous cultures. In addition to delivering training to various police and protection services, Mike created the new Indigenous course for Loyalist College and delivers it through the Police Foundations Program. Mike and his wife have lived in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory since 1974. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. As a member of the local community, he has been involved in officiating hockey and football, as well as umpiring baseball. Mike also enjoys woodworking and spending time with family.