Our vision is to create delivery mechanisms that engage the Indigenous communities, clients, employers, public and private organizations that will betterment the Indigenous peoples of Canada and all Canadians.  

Our mandate is to offer an Indigenous-focused training programs & services which transforms learning into a process that understands and celebrates Indigenous peoples’ strengths. It applies decolonized teaching practices, drawing its teaching philosophies from traditional values in order to enhance pre-existing skills, knowledge, and life experiences.

It incorporates these into each student’s educational journey and promote critical, self-reflective thinking.  Clients will improve their employable skills and be taught to transfer these skills to daily life and work experiences.

These program & services are open to candidates of First Nation, Inuit or Métis ancestry and taught by an Indigenous instructor.

Indigenous Programs

Our programs are centered on the belief that Indigenous knowledge and values matter, and that building Indigenous capacity in every professional field is essential to developing the strength of Indigenous communities from within. TeKnoWave Inc. partners & affiliations with Indigenous organizations such as Minwaashin Lodge, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Willis College, Donna Cona, the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada, Eastmain Communities, Quebec and others, as well as Elders and community knowledge keepers to ensure our programs meet the needs, interests, and wise practices of the Indigenous community in the Ottawa area. We continuously seek opportunities to learn how to better implement Indigegogy (Indigenous teaching and learning principles), to utilize Indigenous ways of knowing which better inform student practice and teach in holistic ways and develop new programs that empower Indigenous adults.

Industry Certifications Seminars and Workshops

Our courses are designed in collaboration with hiring organizations and are designed specifically for Indigenous peoples. They integrate and foster cultural teachings and heritage, academic credits, technical skills, Industry Certifications, and employment & career professional development to empower the candidate’s personal and professional growth.  

The program offerings are creating a self-awareness, self-governing to the individual for the benefit of themselves and their communities.  This results in building, enriching, and fostering a promising tomorrow for all Indigenous peoples in Canada.  

They are intended to broaden the student’s awareness of Indigenous realities in Canada, including contemporary issues and Indigenous solution-building. Learning and sharing ways to incorporate traditional knowledge into everyday life and to decolonize the spaces we live in. Students are encouraged to think for themselves, to seek out answers independently and to learn how to search and problem-solve proactively.

Each class begins with a sage smudge and an opening circle and closes with a sharing circle. Classes are primarily taught in circle, giving every student the opportunity to interact with the material presented in a safe and welcoming way. This may be both a challenge for some students who are not accustomed to speaking out loud and a beautiful opportunity for connection; building respect and community among students and building confidence as students find their own voices and share teachings with one another.

Designed to meet the unique needs of Indigenous students in academic spaces, the program teaches valuable skills that improve self-confidence and self-esteem. In many courses, students can look forward to earning certifications sought by employers in an interactive and supportive environment.

Many of our offerings are delivered with partners like Willis College, a leading post-secondary institution in skills & training development for over 150 years.   Also The University of Winnipeg has given a TeKnoWave program credits towards post-secondary degree.  


These courses are designed for entry into employment or enhance and prepare individuals for post-secondary education & training. They also can be a stepping stones to a long-term career goal.  We offer these courses in collaboration & partnerships with other leading training institutions.

Indigenous Foundation Training Program Certificate (IFTP)

Indigenous Personal Support Worker Certificate – TBA

Indigenous Community Service Worker Certificate – TBA

3D Modelling  Certificate – TBA

Small Engine Repair Certificate  – TBA

Industry Certifications

Here is a selection of our most popular Certifications, if you don’t see one you are interested in, please contact us to see if can be offered to you. For groups of more than 4 people, or for on your site delivery please contact us:   Subject line: Custom making

Indigenous Standard First Aid & CPR Course (Red Cross) – 20 hours

This course includes First Aid & CPR Guidelines, is recognized by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) and meets Ontario Health & Safety (OHS) regulations for Basic First Aid.  All participants are successful will receive the Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual and Certification card. In addition to the standard course, we have included an Indigenous component. This course is offered face to face, with an average class size of 10 clients.

WHMIS Certification  2021 Compliant – 4 hours

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System is a Canada-wide system created by government, business and labour to protect the health and safety of everyone who works with or near hazardous workplace materials. It includes the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) enacted in 2015. It also covers content from the previous WHMIS system (WHMIS 1988). This course is offered face to face, with an average class size of 12 clients.

Food Handlers Certification – 6 hours

This food safety certification course is recommended for anyone that serves food to others, especially those who serve food to the public. This course satisfies legislated food handler training requirements across Canada and is ideal for staff in restaurants, day cares, camps, long-term care homes, special events, etc. This course is offered face to face, with an average class size of 12 clients.

Indigenous Traditional & Cultural Craft Artisan Making

We are proud to promote and continue to deliver diverse Indigenous cultures and traditions.

Drum Making
Canoe Making
Tipi Making: Bows & Arrows: Crafting the traditional Longbow & Arow making

Career & Employment Services

All our courses are designed to include career and employment skills and knowledge for our clients.  We also offer these skills and knowledge individually, please feel free to contact us to find out more about them.  Contact us at: