Why We Do What We Do
Our mission is to guide, train, and support learners in Working Effectively With Indigenous Peoples®. We are dedicated to fostering understanding, respect, and collaboration between individuals, organizations, and Indigenous communities.
Through our training programs, resources, and partnerships, we aim to promote cultural competence, reconciliation, and the empowerment of Indigenous peoples. Our goal is to create positive and meaningful relationships that contribute to the preservation of Indigenous cultures, the advancement of Indigenous rights, and help to change the world for the better for everyone.
Continuing to be the trusted guide for learners in their quest for reconciliation and making the world a better place for future generations.
ICT was nominated for the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business of the Year Award (1-10 employee category).
We believe that by sharing knowledge and information through our training courses, blog, and other free resources we can make the world a better place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike.
Being the son of an Anishnabe mother and Italian-Canadian father, Flavio has grown up in two worlds, and is honoured for what both have bought him.
Flavio’s life has been immersed in all aspects of entrepreneurship, through the operation of many businesses to the training of others to succeed in their ventures. He believes that the ability to communicate - whether between individuals or between cultures - will always provide the foundation for success.
As an entrepreneurship and cross-cultural trainer, Flavio hopes that we all embrace the need to understand and be understood. The respect and trust that we strive to achieve in our personal and professional lives comes first and always from understanding.
Contributing to the success of thousands of individuals and organizations - he is honoured with each and every opportunity. Relationship-building is the cornerstone to his training philosophy: where individuals, organizations, communities and Nations learn and prosper through this spirit.
Leading or consulting with projects involving some of the most respected organizations and corporations in the world, Flavio trusts that inspired people - inspired educators - embracing new knowledge and ideas - will always succeed.
What others are saying about Flavio:
"Flavio is real, sincere and open in sharing his knowledge of how to build better relations with Indigenous Peoples. He provides an incredibly important contextual lens to those of us working in Indigenous communities, emphasizing our ultimately innate and human connection to how we relate to one another with respect and understanding. I would strongly recommend that everyone take training in Indigenous Awareness, regardless of whether or not you work in a specifically Indigenous community, and an absolute must, if you do! We are all responsible for understanding where we come from in order to contribute meaningfully to where we will go, together." F. • Participant at Community Futures Conference
"Flavio's delivery was perfect for such a sensitive topic. I personally learned a lot during the session and would gladly have listened endlessly. Just since the session, there have been so many relevant references in news and other interest fees, that I feel so much more equipped to understand." J.B. • Chilliwack School District #33
"I found Flavio's training very entertaining and enlightening. I learned a great deal about indigenous culture and the false perceptions and misunderstandings I had. This course was a real eye-opener and has left me wanting more." R.B. • Natural Resources Canada
"Flavio is knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate. He is an incredible instructor and his delivery is impeccable. Highly recommend this training as it contains relevant and valuable information!" J.T. • Justice Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General
"I first saw/met Flavio in 2012 at a semi-annual company meeting. Prior to that, the limited history I had about First Nations People(s) left me with little empathy and understanding and as such, little success in my professional life when interacting with First nations People(s). Flavio’s education has changed me. Today’s class has changed me – all for the better. I feel enlightened, humbled and better equipped to engage and do business with First nations People(s). Thank you so very much." S.P. • BC Housing