GWIZHII INSTITUTE
OF LEARNING

Transformative Learning Using Indigenous Cultural Knowledge

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WHO WE ARE

Gwizhii Institute of Learning specializes in Trauma-Informed Practice, Dispute Resolution Processes, and Indigenous Reconciliation. We work collaboratively with clients to tailor-make workshops, training, policy, and much, much more.

We work from a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens. We create safe spaces for learning, healing and reconciliation to occur. Our approach inspires participants to engage in activities in a way that honors the humanity and dignity of all.

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Our Services

We offer a number of standard courses and also offer a range of customized curricula to support ongoing learning to suit the needs of your organization.

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Earn a Trauma Informed
Practice Certificate

Take one level or follow-through and achieve a credential

Level One

Trauma-Informed Practice October 18

Trauma-Informed Practice November 16

Trauma-Informed Practice November 30

Level Two

Workplace Trauma-Informed Interpersonal Skills November 17

Level Three

Trauma-Informed Organizational Change

Indigenous Mediators & Peacekeepers Course

Trauma-Informed Mediations

Trauma-Informed Adjudications

Featured Workshop

3 Hour Workshop

Level 1: Introduction
to Trauma
Informed Practice

with Karen Snowshoe

Karen Snowshoe

Karen Snowshoe

Camille Dumond

Camille Dumond
Supporting Clinical Therapist

Choose a date

Level 1

september 27, 2022

October 18, 2022

November 16, 2022

Level 2

November 17, 2022

Featured

Karen Snowshoe

Karen Snowshoe

Camille Dumond

Camille Dumond

3 Hour Workshop

Introduction to Trauma
Informed Practice

Choose a date

July 7, 2022

July 27, 2022

August 11, 2022

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"The workshop was the perfect balance of storytelling, theory and practical knowledge. I wanted to express my thanks and gratitude for the Trauma-Informed Practice sessions."

Rajpal K. -Human Resources

"By offering trauma training through the lens of her Indigenous experience of intergenerational trauma, Karen offers a path of possibility for everyone feeling blocked by the trauma in their own lives, or in the lives of people they work with."

barbara findlay Q.C. -Lawyer

"While I have received treatment for trauma through personal counseling, this workshop provided me with a framework through which I am better able to understand the impact of trauma on myself and others. I feel better prepared to navigate this landscape compassionately and less likely to be overwhelmed."

Mary-Catherine K. -Professor and HR Special Advisor

 "The workshop was powerful. I found Karen's storytelling moving and transformative. The workshop grounded Trauma-Informed practices in real-life experiences with practical tools to carry it forward."

Kate S. -Union Representative