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Referrals Officer Training

Posted by: adminjs at 12:00 am on April 3rd, 2017

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Referrals Officer Training

Apr 03rd - All Day
Apr 04th - All Day
Apr 05th - All Day
Apr 06th - All Day
Apr 07th - All Day

Referrals Officer Training


We are offering several 5-day sessions throughout BC, free to First Nations.  Travel reinbursement is available for up to $800 per person, once program is successfully completed, CSTC Travel Claim Form has been properly compelted and submitted to CSTC (including with relevant receipts) - NO ADVANCED TRAVEL COSTS ARE COVERED.

Seats are limited. Separate event registrations will be sent for each location upon finalization of logistics, as follows:

April 3 - 7, 2017 - Nadleh Whut’en First Nation

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) has developed a First Nations Referrals Officer Training Program (ROTP) that is focused on assisting First Nations with building capacity to manage referrals and consultation requests regarding natural resource management projects.  The ROTP is managed by the CSTC, and is based on the inital project supported by the BC Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (BC AMTA). Funding for delivery of the ROTP has come from:  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI), and TransCanada Pipelines.  If you are interested in sponsouring the delivery of the ROTP anywhere in BC or Canada, please contact Ben Berland (bberland(at) 

The ROTP has been designed for First Nations technical and leadership staff working for First Nations governments. Participants of the ROTP should meet the following criteria:
1) Be willing to participate, learn and provide constructive feedback into the training program;
2) Be able to participate in a respectful and supportive learning environment;
3) Be able to participate for the full 5 days; No pre-paid travel is available. All travel must be covered by participants, and is reimbursable by CSTC (if applicable), according to CSTC travel rates;
4) Have some experience in working for a First Nation or Tribal Council/Association;
5) Grade 12 is encouraged but not required.

This 5-day program will cover the basics on why referrals and consultation management is needed in First Nations communities.  Students will also leave with an improved understanding of office and information management, natural resource management 101, communication and analytical skills, basic mapping skills, and decision-making processes. 

The ROTP will cover the following material:

1-1 Introduction to the Program  
1-2 Canadian Law 101 
1-3 Understanding the Political and Legal Landscape 
1-4 Understanding Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
1-5 Key Terms and Concepts 
1-6 Day 1 Summary 

2-1 Understanding the Federal and Provincial Systems 
2-2 Understanding Provincial Referral Process  
2-3 What is a Referral?
2-4 The Job of the Referrals Officer  
2-5 Referrals Officers Job Description  
2-6 Day 2 Summary 

3-1 Referrals Officer Job Description – Assignment Debrief 
3-2 Natural Resource Management 101 
3-3 Understanding Decision Making Frameworks
3-4 Day 3 summary 

Day 4
4-1 Communication Skills 
4-2 Informing Decision-Making Process Development 
4-3 Referrals Technologies 
4-4 Day 4 Summary 

Day 5
5-1 Processing Referrals 
5-2 Overview Summary of the Course Content 
5-3 Conclusion and Summary