Pre-Launch Communication Tips

Ready to communicate to your learners about the course? Here are some pre-launch communication tips.

Each of our clients may have different needs for communicating with their learners. We provide you with a ready-to-use newsletter-style template that you can download (at the very bottom of this article). As well, below please find a buffet of various samples of texts, videos and overall tips.

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Tips to draft your announcement(s):

    • Include a description of the course (click here to see 2 options we provide)
      Include videos, such as the 2-minute course video trailer, to show your learners the high quality of the engaging multimedia in the course and the spirit of the initiative as a whole (click here -we've got you covered with several other mini video options below!)
    • Let them know they will receive a course enrollment email from: 4Seasons@ReconciliationEducation.ca 
We recommend, as a bare minimum to inform your learners in advance to expect a course enrollment e-mail from 4Seasons@ReconciliationEducation.ca with a link bringing them to their unique learner dashboard. We find that notifying learners in advance (so they don't think it's spam!) is ideal as it results in a more seamless launch.

 

We recommend two announcements:  A first general announcement with some video trailers a week or two in advance; followed by a second communication 2-3 days immediately before the launch to remind learners to expect the course 'Welcome email' in their inbox, and to reiterate the course completion deadlines (if applicable).

Provide them with specifics:

    • Let your learners know what your launch date or dates are. If you plan to extend training in phases, you can include that information as well
    • Can they learn at their own pace or in one sitting, is there is a deadline to complete the course by? Communicating learning expectations & deadlines early makes for successful launches!
    • Encourage a positive social peer learning environment by letting learners know to whom in the organization this course is available, and if you plan for discussions or closing events
    • Inform your team that learner group reports will provide your organization an update on learner progress through the course, and towards your organization's goal of meeting the TRC Calls to Action in the workplace - it's helpful to be transparent to your employees that their course completion progress will be tracked.
    • Don't forget to mention the certificate of completion from the First Nations University of Canada - learners love their certificates!
    • Finally, look for places to permanently post these announcements, such as internal organization forums, websites, HR newsletters, or in your organization's intranet.

          You're welcome to use any of the resources on this page in your announcements. If you need a 4 Seasons of Reconciliation logo to use in your official communications, let us know and a team member will provide you with a copy of our logo file.

          Videos

          See below for a selection of videos you can share with your learners. We've included the videos on this page for you to watch, and below each video, a shareable link you can send to your learners or include in your announcement.

          2-minute Course Trailer:

          We recommend this video (or the longer option below) to show your learners that this is an engaging multimedia course with high-quality films and videos, and provide them with a sense of what this course is. It can also accompany the course text provided here.

          TO SHARE THIS VIDEO:  https://vimeo.com/299774118/5a39fa9a8d


          Introducing 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

          We recommend this video to show your learners that this is an engaging multimedia course with high-quality films and videos, and provide them with a sense of what this course is. It can also accompany the course text provided here.

          TO SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://player.vimeo.com/video/236502168


          Trailer to the Reconciliation Film Series

          TO SHARE THIS TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/274887063


          Showcasing the project partner, First Nations University of Canada

          Commercial airing on CBC and APTN, featuring the voice of Sarain Fox (60-sec.)

          TO SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/473889415


          Senator Sinclair's Message to Learners


          Selections from the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Video Series

          Connection to the land and watershed (Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug)

          TO SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/285563117/294bd1a6f1


          Youth from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

          TO SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/351227219/bc5c1d8169

          About the Course Text (5 options)

           

          Provided below are a few options for you to pick and choose from, or adapt to your needs (if you plan to describe the course in your communication). Consider this a buffet for you to select from or mix-and-match to suit your needs.

          Text Option 1:

          4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a series of online resources which promote a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, through transformative and engaging learning towards anti-racism education. This initiative assists the workplace and education organizations to provide diversity and inclusion awareness through self-paced online courses featuring award-winning films, slideshows, videos, quizzes and a completion certificate provided by the First Nations University of Canada.

          Text Option 2:

          4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a unique 3-hour online course that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation.
          This workplace course provides the basic foundation on the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). This course assists the education sector in meeting the 94-Calls to Action from the TRC with their own employees and sub-contractors.
          In collaboration with the First Nations University of Canada, 4 Seasons of Reconciliation provides a comprehensive online learning course with captivating multi-media components, including award-winning reconciliation documentaries. Each short module can be completed at the learner’s pace and provides a mix of learning tools such as slideshows, videos, films, and quizzes. A certificate of completion and a bonus video library for ongoing learning is provided at the end of the course. 

          Text Option 3:

          The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action, more specifically #62, which calls on federal, provincial and territorial governments to develop and implement curriculum and learning resources from a First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspective. Developed in partnership with the First Nations University of Canada, this award-winning resource assists the workplace and education sectors in meeting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action and has reached over 76,000 Canadians from across the country. 

          Text Option 4:

          The goal of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is to begin the process of righting the wrongs committed against Indigenous Peoples across Canada—something in which all Canadians are called upon to participate.
          4 Seasons of Reconciliation's Reconciliation Education proudly teams up with community organizations such as library systems, nonprofit organizations, government organizations, and more to bring accessible accountability to the people.
          With this 3-hour, multimedia course, members of the community can learn about the history and culture of Indigenous communities in Canada, the history of residential schools, and treaties around the country. The course is interactive and illuminative, designed to begin dismantling the colonial point of view taught in Canadian educational institutions, and start the long journey toward reconciliation.

           Text Option 5:

          This multimedia course provides a basic, foundational knowledge on truth and reconciliation that nearly all Canadians missed during their education journey, and is intended for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. The course and its bonus video library shine a bright light on the contributions of Indigenous Peoples, debunk myths, stereotypes and racism while meeting the Calls to Action in the workplace from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). 

           4 Seasons of Reconciliation follows Indigenous principles and is guided and overseen by the First Nations University of Canada to offer bilingual courses for secondary, post-secondary, and the workplace.

           

          You're welcome to use any of the resources on this page in your announcements. If you need a 4 Seasons of Reconciliation logo to use in your official communications, let us know and a team member will provide you with a copy of our logo file.

          Newsletter Template

          Coming soon (November 1, 2021)