Welcome to our online repository of resources in the areas of:

  • Indigenous Cultural Safety

  • Trauma Informed Practice and

  • Brain Science.

The curation of these online resources was supported through funding by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).



A collection of webinars, online courses, reports, videos, and more with a focus on Indigenous Cultural Safety.   


A collection of webinars, online courses, reports, videos, and more with a focus on Trauma Informed Practice.   


A collection of webinars, online courses, reports, videos, and more with a focus on Brain Science.   

Trauma Informed Practice (TIP)

and Cultural Safety Training

The Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) is investing in training to improve the skills and knowledge of front-line service providers, program managers, administrators, and Executive Directors of agencies that contract with MCFD to deliver foundational programs for children and youth with special needs.


This Trauma Informed Practice Cultural Safety (TIP/CS) training will focus on three key themes:

  1. Building Indigenous cultural competency and an understanding of how the legacy of colonization and intergenerational trauma impacts early childhood development for Indigenous children

  2. Building an understanding of how adverse childhood experiences impact brain development and can lead to developmental delay

  3. Developing the capacity to deliver services in trauma-informed and culturally-safe ways

BCACDI has the privilege of leading the development and delivery of this training. The Training Plan was developed via an Advisory Committee including a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous representation from: foundational programs (Aboriginal Infant Development Program, Infant Development Program, Aboriginal Supported Child Development, Supported Child Development, Early Intervention Therapies); agency leadership, urban and rural service providers, trauma-informed practice expertise; cultural-safety expertise; and knowledge translation expertise.

CBC's documentary series, "8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada & the Way Forward" - two 10 minute clips: 


How a People Live:

  • a 45-minute documentary aired on CBC about the history of the Gwa'sala - 'Nakwaxda'xw Nations, forcibly relocated by the Canadian government from their traditional territories on the coast of British Columbia in 1964

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Creating Environments for Indigenous Youth to Live and Succeed:

We want to ensure the workshops and online resources delivered via the Training Plan are accompanied by an infrastructure to support implementation of new knowledge and skills in our sector. Thus, we selected ‘Champions’ from across the Province who working with children and youth with special needs and are passionate about trauma informed practice and cultural safety.


Our Champions received additional training and techniques on how to support knowledge translation and brokering and are expected to be leaders on the implementation of trauma informed practice and cultural safety in their regions. BCACDI is committed to supporting our Champions and building an infrastructure to support a community of practice in this area

If you have any questions regarding the TIP/CS Training Program please contact the BCACDI Provincial Advocate, Jason Gordon, via email or phone: 250-212-0305.


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Jason Gordon, BCACDI Provincial Advocate


Phone: 250.212.0305

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