Development of Foundational Cultural Competency Program for Justice Sector and Policing Partners

BCFNJC is planning, developing, and is working to launch a Foundational Cultural Competency Program. This foundational educational program will include online modules with objectives, learning comprehension exercises, and content that are geared to ensuring justice partners are fully educated on what it means to have culturally safe and appropriate interactions with Indigenous people in the justice sector.

In addition to the foundational program, BCFNJC will develop a policing specific program that has content, objectives, and exercises created and tailored specifically for police forces. Addressing the historical harms and colonial violence police have inflicted upon Indigenous people, this program will ensure police forces in BC adhere to and uphold strong Cultural Competency Standards.

The development of these cultural competency programs will involve close collaborations between BCFNJC and sector partners, including provincial, municipal, and federal partners.