We believe that Indigenous identities, culture, language, values, ways of knowing and knowledge systems should be respected and integrated into business education. Ch'nook actively incorporates and promotes these values in the context of business education through our programs, scholarships and collaborative work with diverse Indigenous communities and organizations.
Our focus is inclusive of all Indigenous peoples in Canada - First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Ch'nook Accelerated Business program
Community Entrepreneurship Course
Aboriginal Management Program
"This study explores the question: how can Aboriginal communities foster a supportive climate for Aboriginal entrepreneurs and business start-up? The literature review finds a high degree of compatibility between the characteristics and strategies of community economic development and Aboriginal economic development. The unique aspects of Aboriginal economic development are further examined, including the history of Aboriginal communities, challenges faced, the importance of long-term approaches, cultural issues that impact Aboriginal economic development, and critical success factors.
Developed by the UBC Institute for Aboriginal Health and UBC Continuing Studies, this award-winning certificate program is designed to help those who work in Aboriginal communities to increase the community’s capacity to deliver services, coordinate programs and promote the health of their people. The program expands its focus beyond health delivery to include environmental and other community health issues.
"The Forest Resources Management Major (Specialization in Community and Aboriginal Forestry) is designed to educate students to be adaptable professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the discipline of forest management, an ability to acquire specific knowledge and skills as required, and the confidence to play a decision-making role in a wide variety of resource management situations with an emphasis on community forestry and working with Aboriginal peoples.
Acknowledging Canada’s history of colonization of Indigenous peoples, and recognizing that planning has been a part of that process, SCARP’s concentration in Indigenous Planning seeks to empower Indigenous communities and community planners with the skills, capacity and knowledge to achieve their own aspirations for sustainable social and economic development. This is consistent with SCARP’s broader mission of working for sustainability planning through democratization.
"When you join the Ch'nook Aboriginal Management Program (AMP), you will embark on a journey of professional development that will transform your career and your business. The program combines the very best in teaching, business research and Aboriginal content that is personalized and focuses on your career progression. The program is challenging and rewarding."