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ACPRO Workshop with Shannon Beauchamp

Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me

The Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations is pleased to offer the virtual session: “Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me”. This important session will be led by facilitator Shannon Beauchamp (Migizi Miigwan Equae), who will introduce key concepts regarding Cultural Safety, including cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural competency, cultural humility, relational practice, trauma and intergenerational trauma, trauma stewardship, and accountability, and the acknowledgment that Change starts with me. The workshop will be presented in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French; please be advised that the slides will not be translated.

Registration opens 9:00am PDT on September 1

Presentation Topics

Landscape and Context

What is Cultural Safety? What are the steps to achieving Cultural Safety?


Action and Accountability

Cultural Safety and Humility starts with me – A Call to Action on how individuals can put Cultural Safety into practice to create safer environments for everyone.

The Uncomfortable Truths - The Role of History, Society and Past Traumatic Experiences

An examination of how colonization, the Indian Act, Residential Schools, the Child Welfare System, the Health Care System and ongoing experiences of racism and discrimination have and continue to impact Indigenous peoples in Canada.

NOTE: In order to ensure the safety and confidentiality of what is shared during the session by participants and by the presenter, this workshop will NOT be recorded.

More information about Shannon Beauchamp (Migizi Miigwan Equae) can be found at:

Workshop Details

Workshop registration opens at 9:00 am Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, 1 September here. Registration for the workshop is limited to 1,000 and is open to those registered with a provincial or territorial psychology regulatory organization. The workshop is provided free of charge. Information on access and participation, including a Zoom link not to be shared with others, will be provided to those who have registered one week in advance of the workshop. A pre-workshop exercise for participants will also be provided at that time. If you have any questions, please contact your home regulatory College/Board, or ACPRO Chair Dr. Philip Smith, [email protected].

The Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations is committed to supporting culturally safe health care services for all. We thank you for signing up and participating in this important session.

About Shannon Beauchamp

Hello! Aanii boozhoo,

My name is Shannon Beauchamp and my spirit name is Migizi Miigwan Equae (Eagle Feather Woman).

I am a woman of mixed ancestry. On my mother’s side, I am Ojibwe, Bear clan, and my family comes from the Garden River First Nation in Northern Ontario. On my paternal side, I am Irish-Canadian from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. I now call W̱SÁNEĆ / Victoria, British Columbia my home.

I am a facilitator, consultant, storyteller, keynote speaker, and kindness ambassador. I specialize in the areas of Cultural Safety and Humility, Lateral Kindness, lateral violence, Reconciliation, resilience, and authentic leadership.

My mission is to inspire and challenge people, organizations, and communities to realize their goals, values, strengths, and potential.
My vision is to facilitate positive change and to inspire more kindness in the world.

My greatest achievement in life has been raising my daughter, Shining Moon Girl, to be kind, confident, resilient, and to ‘be the change’. She is my greatest teacher.

I look forward to connecting with you soon to explore how we can work together to imagine, inspire and realize your goals!