In partnership with the IISAAK OLAM Foundation, Vancouver Island University has led the design of Canada’s first post-secondary program specializing in planning for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). The inaugural cohort for the one year certificate program, is now full. Any interested parties will have to join a waitlist for the chance to join this year or an email list to hear about future offerings of the program.
The advanced IPCA Planning Certificate will train the next generation of professional planners and build capacity to support the establishment, management, and governance of IPCAs in British Columbia and across Canada.
The certificate includes six distinct and interconnected courses. Course delivery is designed to serve individuals who may be employed full-time and who are seeking ways to advance their learning in areas relating to reconciliation, conservation, and planning.