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The got mold™ Indigenous Training Program

preparing indigenous peoples for a career in finding & Fixing Sources of UNHEALTHY indoor air!

To support the need for improved air quality in many Indigenous Communities, got mold?™ is conducting mold awareness, testing, and remediation training across Canada. Once trained, students can apply what they’ve learned to improve lives in their own and other communities.

Our head office for the Indigenous Training Program is in Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory at 1622 Ontario Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1S8. Our training program is a mobile workshop that travels from Saskatoon to communities in Canada.

For more information contact:
James Watson
P: 306-221-8162
E: james@gotmold.ca

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our training program

To support the need for improved air quality in many Indigenous Communities, got mold?™ is conducting mold awareness, testing, and remediation training across Canada. Once trained, students can apply what they’ve learned to improve lives in their own and other communities.

Work Placement

Get placed in a friendly workplace with your new skills

Hands-On

Our classrooms offer hands-on training in your community

Mentorship

Get the best mentorship and training

Interactive

We have a fun, relaxed, and interactive environment

Communities we have served

Our Training Includes

These courses include actual testing in two buildings in your community as part of the course fees.

  • Water Intrusion Restoration (Full day)

  • Inspection, Identification, and Control of Mold Growth* (1/2 day classroom, 1/2 day workplace training)

  • Mold Remediation (1/2 day classroom, 1/2 day hands-on)

  • Asbestos Awareness and Testing* (3/4 day classroom, ¼ day hands-on)

  • Radon Fundamentals, Testing, and Mitigation (2 hours)

  • Lead Based Product Testing and Mitigation (1 hour)

calls to action

7. We call upon the federal government to develop with Aboriginal groups a joint strategy to eliminate educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

92. We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources. This would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.

  • Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.

  • Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

Our FAQ Section
Indigenous Training Program
How much is training?  

Please contact us to receive a detailed quote that includes mileage and travel to your specific location/community. 

What are the dates you have available for training?  

Please contact us for specific dates.

How do we get funding? 

If funding is required, there is typically ISC and CMHC funding available. Once we send the quote, it can be submitted to ISC or CMHC for consideration. 

How many students can we accommodate?  

The program is designed for 10 students however, we can make an exception for more. When more than 10 students, the price goes up by $950 per student. We will require more inspections in the community than two buildings. This way we can split up the students as opposed to bombard people in a small house with 12 or 13 students, instructor, and co-instructor. We need, at minimum, 3 months’ notice to accommodate for groups larger than 10.  

Can we have you do more inspections while in the community?  

Yes absolutely, it is highly recommended to request additional inspections as we are already there. It also allows us to further coach and mentor students who stick it out and we can see who best fits the roles of inspector, team lead, and remediation technician. We will work closely with these students that show the most interest.  

How much will additional inspections cost?  

Typically, between $1,000 and $1,500 per inspection, dependant on how many and what kind of samples are required.  

How much is all equipment and materials required to be set up to do future inspections, testing and remediation?  

Please contact us to receive a detailed quote that includes everything required and the cost of such materials and equipment. Having the proper equipment and materials will allow you to do your own testing right in your community.

How many days is the training?  

Typically, we wrap up in four days which allows us time to perform additional inspections on the fifth day, if requested. We are currently working on a six-week training program that will allow remediation of up to four homes in your community while continuing to train students hands on.  

Who would be best to send to training?  

Construction workers, housing staff including the housing manager, and anyone passionate about improving the living conditions in the community. If housing manager is too busy, they should be present for at least the first half day of training. This is where we lay out the game plan with realistic short-term and long-term goals that meet the needs of the community. The goals will be as such: How will we get from where we are now to where we want to be and within what time frame.  

"From the 1st day of training I realized that I would excel in this field of work. It's not necessarily the cleanest job but knowing that people will be safer from the work we do is satisfying enough. James and Bhanu have been amongst the best men I've had the privilege to work with and beside! Appreciate the opportunity and hope to make a career with 'got mold?' Thanks, James, for the amazing opportunity to learn a new trade." 
Chris Crowe Buffalo
Daystar First Nation
“When got mold?™ came to do a training course in the Treaty Four area. I was excited to take the course to learn about the dangers in our air that can get us sick. It was an awesome learning experience and opportunity to take and I would recommend this course to anybody that's willing to learn about it. It was educating and informative and the staff and company were very polite and considerate when teaching the course and made everything very easy to understand."
Travis McNab
Treaty 4 - George Gordon’s First Nation
"The program turned out be excellent. The students enjoyed the training and were able to take away knowledge about asbestos and mold along with hands on experience. We had excellent instructors that always made time for questions from the students. In the program they learned a lot about the mold business and how dangerous it can be if it’s not looked after!

Harvey Bitternose
PES Manager
"I took the got mold? training that came to Montreal Lake. It was something new, and I enjoyed it. I went into it with an open mind. By the end of training I was intrigued. The instructor James Watson is very informative and a great Instructor. I look forward to working with got mold? in the future."


Sherry Yahyahkeekoot
Montreal Lake Cree Nation
"Working with got mold?™ has been a great and rewarding experience for me. The company and my co- workers are both respectful and professional. The amount of people affected by mold and asbestos is shocking so the importance of educating communities and tradesmen is important to the company.


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