Welcome to Giiwitaabiwag Indigenous Training Series

Now offering training modules for non-profit & social service sector

Giiwitaabiwag, a division of Atlohsa’s Giwetashkad Indigenous Homelessness Team, is now offering a training series to build capacity for homelessness services providers to work more effectively with Indigenous peoples and to adapt services to meet their needs. Together, we can ensure that London’s homelessness & housing services are culturally safe and responsive spaces for Indigenous peoples to access the support they need.

Join us by registering your organization for a training module!

Our training sessions utilize Indigenous approaches to learning such as interactive discussion, relationships building, and exposure to cultural teachings. All sessions are designed for leadership and for frontline workers.

Sessions are available in-person at Atlohsa’s Head Office, or remotely via ZOOM with a fee starting from $500.00, with minimum of 8 participants to a maximum of 15 participants per session.

Organizations may book multiple sessions. We recommend that learners pursue modules in order, for the most fulsome benefit of information

Note: In-person sessions will follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols (screening, contact tracing, distancing, masks).


Definition of Indigenous Homelessness

In this training, participants will:
- Review history of Indigenous Homelessness in Canada.
- Explore Indigenous concepts of home & belonging
- Commit to a decolonized understanding of "homelessness"
- Describe the 12 Dimensions of Indigenous Homelessness


Culturally Safe Care in Homelessness Services

In this training, participants will:
- Gain understanding of settler colonialism and cultural safety in homelessness services
- Examine how our personal identities impacts relationship building with Indigenous peoples
- Explore colonial trauma-informed approaches in homelessness services
- Create an action plan to pursue culturally safe services in your workplace.


Fill this form with your inquiry and the Giiwitaabiwag team will guide you through the registration process via email.

What participants have been saying about our training workshops…

"It was a safe space for asking questions and the presenters were non-judgmental of those who may not have previous knowledge on the topic."

"The facilitators were so knowledgeable and answered all questions that arose very completely."

"I think this was the best online facilitation I have attended. Thanks for making it such a warm environment."