The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada (ENGLISH)




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The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is pleased to offer the online Indigenous cultural awareness course “The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada”, created by NVision–a majority Indigenous-owned consulting company dedicated to empowering Indigenous communities.

The Path is an acclaimed six-module course on the history and contemporary realities of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis from coast-to-coast-to-coast. It has recently been updated with a more interactive format and new information on land acknowledgements, unmarked graves, urban Indigenous realities, and Canada’s United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. This version of The Path will also include a section on CIP’s reconciliation journey and the work we are undertaking to advance reconciliation efforts within the planning profession.

In offering The Path, CIP is working to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action, with a specific focus on Call #57  to provide skills-based training and education for those working in all levels of government and Call #92 for those working in private practice and the corporate sector to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and apply its principles to corporate policy and operational activities. CIP also supports the TRC’s broader Calls to Action on Education for Reconciliation, with the goal of stronger education for people across Canada.

This course is eligible for six unstructured and self-reported continuous professional learning (CPL) credits. In addition to CPL credits, you will also receive a certificate of completion from the online platform and a CIP digital badge. This badge verifies the skills that you have gained by completing this course and it can be easily added to your LinkedIn profile, email signature, website, and more!

CIP is pleased to be able to offer The Path at cost to anyone interested in taking the course. If you are in a group, the registration platform can process multiple registrations in one transaction. Please email for more information or any questions related to The Path.

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an access key. This key is required to access all course materials. If you have trouble locating this email, please check your spam folder.

Voulez-vous suivre le cours en francais? Please note that the updated French version of this course is currently in the final stages of development and will be available on December 1st. Advance registration for the French course is now open. The access key and instructions will be sent out on December 1st to those who have pre-registered.

Coming in 2024: As a part of this self-paced online course, you are also invited to join Kitchen Table Sessions facilitated by NVision. During these live sessions, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss what you have learned with fellow participants. Stay tuned for more information!


The Path is a self-directed online course consisting of six modules. 


When registering please use the primary email address from your CIP member profile in order to register as a CIP member. 


The fee is $95 plus applicable tax.