Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. (ICT) was founded in 2002 by Bob Joseph, a Gwawaenuk Nation member who is a certified Master Trainer, with a background in business administration and a former associate professor at Royal Roads University. Their mission is to provide training to get everyone Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples® in their day-to-day jobs and lives.
Recently our staff had the opportunity to participate and receive crucial training with Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. and Bob Joseph as they generously donated approximately $10,000 worth of training to Covenant House Vancouver.
“A critical piece of our strategic plan is to enhance diversity, equality, and inclusion with a focus on training, and literacy. Our staff has shared their strong desire to learn more about the history of residential schools, the truth & reconciliation committee, and decolonization. This training is directly helping them on their journey,” shared Brenda Kumar, Director of People and Culture. “Covenant House Vancouver is beyond grateful to Bob Joseph and Indigenous Corporate Training Inc for providing our staff with this special learning opportunity and incredibly important training.”
Our staff team was thrilled with this training, here is what a few folks had to say:
“I really enjoyed it, he was so informative, and I could have listened to him talk for hours with his wealth of knowledge.” – Maeve, Team Leader, Pender Crisis Program
“I was very impressed with Bob’s knowledge and how he went about sharing his expertise. I really appreciated his calm and open approach to talking about the history and how we can best move forward with reconciliation, he made it a very safe space to ask questions for all!” – Maya Hirsch, Employee Experience Lead, People & Culture
“The moment where we connected The Indian Act to the systemic and generational issues facing Indigenous people today and how they impact those we serve that, was an Ah Ha moment for me. I look forward to seeing where this knowledge takes me.” – Trevor Snider, Supervisor, Donations Processing
Thank you so much, Indigenous Corporate Training and Bob Joseph, for this incredible opportunity and your critical work!