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Designated Band Representative Training Hosted at IPS October 10 & 11, 2018

Indigenous Perspectives Society is hosting a ‘pay per seat’ session of Designated Band Representative Training (DBR) at IPS on October 10 & 11, 2018 to provide a training option for communities in British Columbia with a few staff, or who are not able to bring Designated Banc Representative training to their region.

COST: $500/seat with lunch and training materials included. (travel costs are not included)

For more information and to register for Designated Band Representative training visit:

Sew a Reusable Shopping Bag at Make-A-Thon IPS Fundraiser

The Makehouse is hosting a free Make-A-Thon on April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm where participants can learn to make beautiful and practical reusable shopping bags.

If you don’t know how to sew, bring a sewing savvy friend with you, or let Jenny at the Makehouse know and she may be able to find you a swing mentor.

There will be door prizes including a chance to win a seat in our next Cultural Perspectives Training Session and an IPS blanket!

Proceeds of any donations received from the event will support Indigenous Perspectives Society. Register now at to reserve you spot in the fun and useful workshop.

Thank you, Makehouse, for supporting us!

IN Perspective – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following:

    • Executive Update
    • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
    • Gladue Report Training
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • Staff Profile
    • Winter Training Calendar

Spring 2018 IN Perspective

Sign up to receive our quarterly edition of IN Perspective using the sign up feature at the bottom right corner of this page.

If you have any questions about IN Perspective or would like to have your news or event posted in our next newsletter send us an email using the contact page on our website.

Indigenous Perspectives Society Wins Best First Nations Business!

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is proud to be the winner of the Best of the West Shore Award for Best First Nations Business. Winners were announced On October 26, 2017 at the awards dinner hosted by the WestShore Chamber of Commerce and sponsors at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort Community.

Nominated for the second year in a row, winning this year is inspiring for the IPS team.

Indigenous Perspectives Society thanks everyone who voted for us. We appreciate your participation and support!


IPS staff pictured from Left to right: Elaine Zamardi, Kelly Legge, Melissa Barnhard, Rachelle Dallaire, and Alesha Doran.

Cultural Perspectives Training November 8, 2016


There are still a few seats left in our November 8th session of Cultural Perspectives Training! Registration closes November 2.

Do you want to have a thriving and diverse workplace that supports growth and well-being?

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) offers Cultural Perspectives Training (CPT) to help governments, organizations, businesses and individuals deepen their understanding and develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

Cultural Perspectives Training addresses:

  • The legacy of colonization including inter-generational trauma, privilege and racism, and what it means to an individual or organization wanting to build successful relationships with Indigenous people and communities
  • How to create a Call to Action response plan that turns ideas in to meaningful action

Upon completion, the outcomes that participants can anticipate are:

  • Applying anti-oppressive ideologies and methods into work and daily life
  • Engaging in ongoing reflection on how privilege and stereotypes impact work and relationships
  • Strengthening collaborative working relationships with Indigenous people and communities

To accommodate the learning needs of adults and professionals, Cultural Perspectives Training is offered through a blended learning model that balances in-class sharing, learning, and collaboration with self-guiding online resources, research and off-site action-taking.

Length:  7 hours in class and 8 hours online
Cost: $250.00 per person

Register Here