Thunderbird Partnership Foundation

Training Opportunities

The Training and Education Team at Thunderbird offers a variety of different learning platforms and opportunities. If you have any questions about training and education learning opportunities, please email

View the training calendar > Online Self-directed learning opportunities > Community Wellness hub >

* All of our trainings( self-directed and virtual) are certified via Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC) and Indigenous Accreditation Board of Canada (ICBOC).

Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC)

The Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC) is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the achievements of individuals across Canada who have completed their training for a professional certification. The Council was founded in 1984 and has certification programs in a wide variety of different fields. The council’s goal is to recognize professional certification in Canada. It provides a national standard and a national voice for certification so that professionals can be recognized across Canada. The Council also works with partner organizations to create a foundation of knowledge and skills to support certification, as well as to prepare, administer, and evaluate certification exams

Practitioners from a variety of disciplines and sectors provide substance abuse-related services. Certification is one way to ensure they have and maintain the necessary skills to continue to provide the best and most appropriate services to their clients.

The Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC) was created at the direction of the Association of BC First Nations Treatment Programs to meet and exceed existing competitive standards, as well as to meet the increasing accountability required by the federal government. Certification for First Nations Wellness and Addictions Counsellors’ was considered necessary because of the recognition that special skills and knowledge are needed to work effectively within First Nations communities.