Indigenous Relations
Continuing & Professional Education

in Indigenous Community Engagement

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • government employees
  • industry professionals
  • healthcare professionals
  • justice and law enforcement professionals
  • children's services professionals

Designed as a cat­a­lyst for com­mu­ni­ty engagement 

between Indige­nous peo­ple, indus­try, and government

Devel­oped in cer­e­mo­ny and pre­sent­ed to com­mu­ni­ty Elders and Knowl­edge Keep­ers for input and guid­ance, this pro­gram con­tin­ues to be guid­ed by an advi­so­ry board — com­prised of an Elder and stake­hold­ers from com­mu­ni­ty, cor­po­rate sec­tor, and relat­ed asso­ci­a­tions — who pro­vide rec­om­men­da­tions on cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment, rel­e­vance, and quality.

This Cita­tion is designed as a cat­a­lyst for com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment between Indige­nous peo­ple, indus­try, and gov­ern­ment in rela­tion to issues of social and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment as well as the envi­ron­ment. Lessons build upon Indige­nous cul­ture and world­views as they per­tain to legal process­es, com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment, and the envi­ron­ment. Dur­ing core (required) cours­es, learn­ers will par­tic­i­pate in Indige­nous tra­di­tions and teach­ings that will direct­ly impact their under­stand­ing of Indige­nous worldviews.


valuable to anyone who is interested in or responsible for relationship building and engagement with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.

leave with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster better relationships.

curriculum guided by a diverse advisory board.

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Citation
in Indigenous Community Engagement

Complete 20 credit hours of elective options

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to obtain the cita­tion. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses.

We are open to stu­dents with a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds. Our expec­ta­tion is that you have a com­mit­ment to learn and achieve your con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion goals.

This program is comprised of four required 20-hour courses and 20 hours of a selection of electives available from the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. Participants will pursue specific interests through their selection of electives. Electives can be taken at any time during the program, provided that the appropriate prerequisites have been met.

Designed for part-time study, the program can generally be completed within one to two years.

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • An application fee of $100 is required for admission into the program. If you or your company are members of Circle For Aboriginal Relations (CFAR), the admission application fee into this program will be waived. Please identify on the form admission form that you or your company are members (this will be verified).

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