About Bear Standing Tall & Associates

Bear Standing Tall & Associates is an Indigenous-owned company providing consultation and corporate training services. We are a certified Aboriginal business with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Our services are available to PAR (Progressive Aboriginal Relations) and non-PAR corporations, as well as government and nonprofit organizations.

Our training is designed to support organizations and corporations as they earn a certification confirming their performance in Aboriginal relations. Through our courses, we enhance professionals' understanding of Indigenous awareness and help them complete the requisites for Phase 1 of the PAR process towards a Gold Certification.

We are located in the Centre for Social Innovation at the corner of Dundas Street East and Regent Park Boulevard in the Eastern Garden District of downtown Toronto, Ontario. We are distinguished from other Indigenous service providers by our focus on Indigenous protocol consultation and allyship. Additionally, we offer an approach to Indigenous worldviews and philosophies that has been designed specifically for corporate and governmental entities over the course of four experiential workshops:

  • 1. Indigenous Protocol Consultation
  • 2. Introduction to Smudging
  • 3. Indigenous Worldview & Philosophies
  • 4. How to Ally with Indigenous Peoples

On-Site Training

Our skilled trainers are known for offering an experiential on-site training program. It's an authentic, engaging, and enlightening approach for earning PAR certification with CCAB. Corporations and organizations benefit greatly from the expertise, knowledge, and experience of Bear Standing Tall.


Depend on us for computer-based PAR training for everyone in your corporation, organization, or company. We can even co-create and design additional training courses for your employees and supply chain workers.


Many companies today have head offices in Toronto, but employees living in all parts of the country. Our webinars make it possible for you to invite your coworkers to join and be a part of our live training, regardless of where they are in Canada.

Training Path (View FlowChart)

Committed Phase
Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR)

Year 1

  • VP Management
  • Cultural Awareness Training
  • One Full Day & Computer-Based Training

Year 2

  • Managers: Cultural Awareness Training, One Full Day & Computer-Based Training
  • Employees: Computer-Based Training
  • HR Onboard Employees: Computer-Based Training
  • Employees: Computer-Based Training
  • CBT: Training Complete

Year 3

  • Employee Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training (Implemented)