Pledge – Activate – Cultivate – Thrive

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PACT is an online cultural humility and competency certificate course designed to educate and enlighten non-Indigenous partners within the Canadian screen sector including unions, guilds, broadcasters, production executives, production companies, Showrunners, Directors, and Producers. The principles and values presented within the course are a launchpad on your journey to creating safer, more equitable and ethical spaces for your Indigenous partners and colleagues. This is an important step as Indigenous People redefine and reclaim space within a sector that has not been inclusive or respectful of Indigenous voices, processes, and protocols.

The National Screen Institute and The Shine Network Institute announce the first ever cultural humility and competency certificate course for the Canadian screen sector. The National Screen Institute and The Shine Network Institute have partnered to build PACT (Pledge-Activate-Cultivate-Thrive), an online certificate course designed to provide non-Indigenous stakeholders within the screen sector an Indigenous framed, culturally informed, awareness and competency course to prepare them when working with Indigenous productions and content.

The course is funded by the Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) and has a fixed purpose of improving outcomes for Indigenous people by creating safer, more culturally informed spaces and empowering non-Indigenous producers with the tools, resources and best practices that align with Indigenous values and ways of knowing. The certified course is offered on Learn@Shine for free.

This project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.