Professional development webinars for educators who are committed to Indigenous student success.

Free webinars on Indigenous education topics

Webinars are currently offered in English and are available through Adobe Connect.   Participants can join on their PC, Mac, or smart device. If joining by smart device, participants will need to download the Adobe Connect app and enter the meeting URL

K-12 Educators are invited to host 30 minutes instructional webinars with lesson plans. Share your expertise with a network of K-12 educators of Indigenous students to improve educational outcomes and increase high school completion rates.  Email Ali Darnay,, to express your interest.


For more info, please contact us: | 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x3008

Upcoming Webinars:

Canada’s First Peoples before European contact
September 26, 2017 6pm – 6:30pm ET

This webinar will provide a historical overview of Canada’s First Peoples before European contact. Including many aspects of each group of peoples by arrival, locations, languages, Nations, environment, and housing; food, hunting, and tools; transportation and migration; religion, ceremonies, arts, and clothing; family, social structure, and leadership; as well as tribal relations and war. This lesson is suitable for NAC 2O – Identities and Cultures: From Time Immemorial and/or CGC 1P – Reflecting Our Diverse Cultures.

Participants will learn…

  • the historical framework within which the people have existed;
  • survival in a harsh environment, making everything they needed without polluting the air, or water, and without destroying the land or decimating the animal populations;
  • development of complex material cultures (tools, clothing, shelter, transportation);
  • movement of camps from season to season to specific areas and places where they knew there would be food.

Presenter: Marcia Lewis has been a teacher at Hagersville Secondary School for 18 years. She is qualified in and teaches the subjects of Grade 9 Applied and Academic Geography, Grade 11 College English and Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 10 Open Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, and Grade 11 Workplace Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations.

Webinars will resume in August. Please explore our webinar recordings and lesson plans.