Annual General Assembly Invitation

ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
JANUARY 24th, 2024
4:00 P.M. EST – 1:00 P.M. PST

THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Y2Q5YjI2ZjctNzZjNi00N2FjLWI3N2ItOGJlZmFiNTJiMDBk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f0602b3f-b34d-4c2c-ad50-b96ed3e66e00%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%220b9b8f1e-8890-4780-8c94-352449cf2c58%22%7d

For Information Contact:  Kelly Gabriel, Executive Director/Registrar

Email:  [email protected]

Tel:  450-983-8444

 

Agenda

2023 Annual Report

GRIEVING FOR INNOCENT CHILDREN

They were all children, who never had a chance, once they were snatched away from their families and passed the doors of these forbidding buildings, to defend themselves from the abuse they had to endure, without anyone to comfort them.  Their parents and grand parents never had a chance to protect them. As adults, the children who survived never had a chance to enjoy a life free of the haunting memories.

It is not as if these harrowing stories, straight from survivors, have not been told and retold enough times by now. There is a saying that everyone will understand: walking in some one’s moccasins.

We are all humans. Those Canadian parents who are willing to stop and reflect for one moment how it would feel if their own children were suddenly taken forcibly from them, and be treated the way these innocent indigenous children were, can understand and share the pain of indigenous parents and grandparents.

Will the work of the TRC, who painstakingly, and for years gathered the stories of these survivors, now parents and grandparents, finally bring them some genuine hope that the depth of their grief is also being shared and understood by other Canadian parents and grand parents?

Will this horror of children secretly buried without any trace of their name, be a final recognition that over 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children lived traumatized lives in these places, and the 3,200 who died, many like the children at the residential school at Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc (Kamloops)?

All children, who ever they are, are part of the human family. All or us at ICBOC, share in the sorrow of all Indigenous peoples all over Canada who are mourning these innocent children.

After a tender and painful few days and numerous requests for guidance on how to talk to kids about Residential schools, Monique Gray-Smith produced a short video supporting educators, families and any adult who is being called on to have these tender conversations. We invite you to click on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebOJ_lMCVvk  

 

For those who wish to know more amount Monique and her work:

https://www.moniquegraysmith.com/

 

The Spring 2021 Virtual Trauma & Addictions Conference: Special Discount for ICBOC Participants

SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON TRAUMA AND ADDICTION

Jack Hirose and Associates 

Register for a unique opportunity to attend. Among the choice of topics and presenters, we recommend the trainings offered by two presenters well known in Indigenous networks: Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Martin Brokenleg. Take advantage of these ICBOC-certification relevant trainings at a special 20% off for ICBOC participants.  To be eligible for the discount, ICBOC members must register for courses on the Jack Hirose and Associates website and use the promo code, “ICBOC20.”

Learn more about the trainings offered by Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Martin Brokenleg, presented by Jack Hirose and Associates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing the ICBOC-Accredited Indigenous Educator’s Program

 

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY!

Introducing the ICBOC-Accredited Indigenous Educator’s Program!

Have you ever thought of developing a program to preserve your culture, traditions or to help preserve your language? Have you ever been asked to train someone, mentor another staff member, or develop a new course of your own?

Seize the opportunity to become the Educator everyone wants to learn from, embrace online training technology, design and develop your own training courses, all in one program accredited by ICBOC, and leading to a certification as a Community Educator at level I.

You NEED to know more…

COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF INDIGENOUS EDUCATORS PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email Contact Has Changed

 

IMPORTANT NEWS

With the addition of a new member of staff and changes in the mandate and roles of ICBOC’s existing staff, email contact with our organization has changed.


Effective April 1st, 2021, all matters related to certification will be under the care of Laura Noonan, who now holds the position of Registrar. She can be reached at [email protected]

Giselle Robelin, who held the position of Registrar and Director of Standards, is now ICBOC’s Director of programs. Although she has the overall supervision of all ICBOC programs’ implementation, including Certification, her work now focuses on the direct administration of the ICBOC’s Education and Training Accreditation, new Certifications Development and Certification Reciprocity Programs. Her new email address is [email protected]

You can still contact the Director of Programs or the Registrar directly for any inquiry, but our new Administrative Assistant, Ingrid Brito, is also at your service and will respond or direct your inquiries to the right member of staff. Ingrid’s email address is [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

LAUNCH OF ICBOC DIABETES CERTIFICATION

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the annual event entitled “Honouring Our Traditional Foods,” taking place at the Mohawk Community Centre, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, the Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC) is pleased to announce its most recent history-making program development. IDHC becomes the first diabetes organization to achieve certification status for its training programs by the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC). For more information, visit www.icboc.ca/resources/publications/press-releases

 

MANAGEMENT TRACK ANNOUNCEMENT

REMINDER

TO ALL ICBOC POTENTIAL AND EXISTING CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS: Are you interested in continuing on your professional development toward a career in Health Management? If yes, let us know about it and we will give you the information you need.

As sister and partner organizations, sharing the same vision of a confident, qualified and effective Indigenous workforce leading to healthy, vibrant and prosperous families and communities, the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada and the First Nations Health Managers Association have established a bridge between their two certification systems. This reciprocity initiative offers a innovative career continuum to ICBOC certified workers, based on a capacity development model responding to their needs and aspirations.

Two routes are offered to ICBOC-certified unregulated workers to take advantage of this initiative and to progress toward a career in health management:
1. At any time, ICBOC applicants or certified workers can register for ICBOC’s Management Track program (MTP). They can attend and complete FNHMA courses, which are all accredited by ICBOC, and apply the training hours towards their ICBOC certification, recertification or upgrades. The information on these completed courses are saved separately in their ICBOC file for future use towards enrolment in the FNHMA certification process.
2. Certified members who have obtained their ICBOC Specialist certification at level IV, as Clinical Supervisor or Team Leader can apply to FNHMA and ask to have their training portfolio evaluated in order to find out if some of these trainings can be considered as equivalent to those offered by FNHMA. FNHMA provides guidance to candidates as to what measures they must take to enrol in the FNHMA certification process.

If you wish to know more about the ICBOC-FNHMA Management Track Program (MTP) or to register, please give us a call at 1 604 874 7425

Board of Directors Opening

On October 1, 2019 there will be an opening on the Board of Directors of the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada. We would like to invite Indigenous people from across the country to apply to become a member of our Board. If you feel you have the time, experience and national contacts, to assist ICBOC in expanding our services across the Indigenous workforce in Canada, please forward a brief letter (or email) expressing your interest, what you feel you could bring to the position, along with your resume to: [email protected].

We would like to thank all those who express interest. Unfortunately, we only have one opening at this time.

Please note that the position is voluntary. There will be no remuneration attached to this role.

Management Track Program

TO ALL ICBOC POTENTIAL AND EXISTING CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS:
Are you interested in continuing on your professional development toward a career in Health Management? If yes, let us know about it and we will give you the information you need.

As sister and partner organizations, sharing the same vision of a confident, qualified and effective Indigenous workforce leading to healthy, vibrant and prosperous families and communities, the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada and the First Nations Health Managers Association have established a bridge between their two certification systems. This reciprocity initiative offers a innovative career continuum to ICBOC certified workers, based on a capacity development model responding to their needs and aspirations.

Two routes are offered to ICBOC-certified unregulated workers to take advantage of this initiative and to progress toward a career in health management:

  1. At any time, ICBOC applicants or certified workers can register for ICBOC’s Management Track program (MTP). They can attend and complete FNHMA courses, which are all accredited by ICBOC, and apply the training hours towards their ICBOC certification, recertification or upgrades. The information on these completed courses are saved separately in their ICBOC file for future use towards enrolment in the FNHMA certification process.
  2. Certified members who have obtained their ICBOC Specialist certification at level IV, as Clinical Supervisor or Team Leader can apply to FNHMA and ask to have their training portfolio evaluated in order to find out if some of these trainings can be considered as equivalent to those offered by FNHMA. FNHMA provides guidance to candidates as to what measures they must take to enrol in the FNHMA certification process.

If you wish to know more about the ICBOC-FNHMA Management Track Program (MTP) or to register, please give us a call at 1 604 874 7425