This course is designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness and strengthen the skills of police and public safety professionals employees who work both directly and indirectly with different cultures. This course introduces the concept of ‘cultural humility’ and the fact that learning about different cultures and values can be a life-long undertaking. The immeasurable benefit that comes from valuing other perspectives and ideas is also emphasized. The purpose of this course is to further develop individual competencies and promote positive partnerships.
This online course is comprised of 6 modules and will present terminology, diversity, aspects of history, and contexts for understanding social disparities and inequities. From our Canadian multicultural perspective, we will examine cultures and diversity, stereotyping and myths, as well as Indigenous considerations.