Indigenous Perspectives Society

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Pre-Loved Clothing Swap

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM

You are invited to our pre-loved clothing swap event in inspired by the global Fashion Revolution movement and sponsored by The Makehouse and Used.ca. They will be donating profits to  Indigenous Perspectives Society!

Please save the date and join us to trade in clothing that no longer inspires you in return for new to you items to revamp your wardrobe. All leftovers will be donated to charity. Swapping is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to refresh your wardrobe while connecting with your community!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

3-4:30pm | Early Clothing Contribution Drop Off & Cash Payment

5-8pm | Clothing Swap Event

We are selling 50 advanced tickets, which will cover our event costs). After that, you will be able to pay $10 cash at the door (all cash raised will be donated to the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

You can purchase your advance ticket via this page or RSVP for reminders via the Facebook event here.

Clothing swap events provide great opportunity to make space and clear out your closets. Bring your quality, gently worn items to give away, and find what you didn’t know you were looking for!

All ages, eras, sizes, and types of items will be accepted.

Accepted items include:

* Women’s, men’s, and/or children’s clothing

* Shoes

* Accessories

* Jewelry

Items must be clean, in good condition, and likely to be valued by others.

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We have a few simple guidelines to keep the event running smoothly:

☆ Attendees are invited to bring at least ten items of good quality things to exchange your contributions for a selection of new to you items.

☆ Event admission must be paid prior to swapping. Volunteers and kids under 12 get into the event at no charge.

☆ Help spread the word, the more the merrier, with more selection to choose from.

☆ Bring your own reusable bag to take your new items home or purchase locally sewn bags from the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

☆ When you arrive: Our welcome wagon will show you where to go and what to do! Advance clothing drop off will be offered between 3-4:30pm. You can also to drop off your clothes anytime between 5-8pm when you come to get your swap on.

☆ Arrive in good time for the best selection.

☆ Leave your own personal items (water bottles, purses, jackets) somewhere safe and close where they will not be mistaken for swappable items.

☆ Mingle with friends, and connect with other clothing swap participants, while checking out all the selection of items to be swapped. You are welcome to help yourself to a selection of what you like best.

☆ There are full length mirrors in the bathrooms, so ensure items are a good fit, or put back for someone else to enjoy.

☆ Clothing swaps contribute to sharing resources in an ethical, no cost, enviro-friendly way. All remaining items will be donated to local people in need.

The venue is only a few blocks from The Makehouse at The Burnside Gorge Community Centre conveniently located just off the Galloping Goose trail and easily accessible by several main BC Transit routes. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

Children’s Aid Foundation Foster Care Transition Kits

Each year in November, Indigenous Perspectives Society packs 200 back packs for children in care. These back packs help children in care have a few things of their very own to help them get through a difficult time. This year Northwest Internation Child and Families Services Society in Terrace/Prince Rupert, Denisiqi Child and Family Services, Williams Lake and Foster Parent Support Services will be partnering with us.

Backpacks are assembled for a range of ages from 0-2, 3-5, 6-12, and 13-18. They include bibs, sippy cups, and toys for the little ones, tablets, mp3 players, books, puzzles and art supplies for the other age ranges. Hoodies were donated for the older children and this year Dr. Chris Bryant, a dentist in Sooke, donated 200 tooth brush kits to the backpacks.

IPS would like to thank Gerry Denis and Tara Garnet from Staples on McCallum Rd who negotiated discounts on many items for the backpacks from their suppliers.

Launched in November 2013 through the leadership support of a private donor, the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Ted and Loretta Rogers Foster Care Transition Program aims to improve the experience of coming into care for children by providing items and resources that aid in their comfort, well-being, safety, and sense of security.

Backpacks

Pictured in photos are IPS staff Candace McKivett, Michele Oatman, Pamela Bevan, and Barbara Smith

IPS & NFB Wide Awake present the Victoria Premiere of Birth of a Family

Media Release

Birth of a Family Media Release – Aug 21, 2017

VICTORIA – Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is hosting the Victoria Premiere screening of Birth of a Family, as part of Aabiziingwashi (WideAwake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour.

“We grew up in white homes, speaking only English and with no connection to our people or our culture. Though we were loved, we were outsiders in families that had grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that were not ours.” Betty Ann Adam.

When is a family reunion not a reunion?  When your family has never met.

Birth of a Family Trailer https://vimeo.com/206479691

September 21, 2017

Doors at 6:30 pm, Film at 7 pm

The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.

Tickets by donation ($10 suggested)

This special evening of thought provoking film launches a new fundraising campaign to help Indigenous Perspectives Society support delivering capacity building training underfunded communities and organizations.

“We have communities and organizations throughout BC and across Canada that cannot afford the training they need,” said IPS Associate Director Rachelle Dallaire. “We get a lot of requests from front line service providers and communities wanting to make positive changes, but they do not have the budget to support their learning needs. Our motto is creating excellence through training and leadership, and that is exactly what we hope to do with the funds generated from this campaign.”

Support Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Creating Excellence through Training and Leadership fundraising campaign at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/indigenous-perspectives-society/creating-excellence/

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. By creating excellence through training and leadership, we help strengthen lives and build successful relationships in our communities.

Beginning with a focus on Indigenous child and family service delivery through the     CARF International accredited Aboriginal Social Work training series, IPS has grown to include Cultural Perspectives Training, Adoption Online, Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous People, and more. By creating excellence though training and leadership, IPS has been supporting communities throughout British Columbia and across Canada for more than 22 years.

To learn more visit:

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Media Contacts:

Rachelle Dallaire, Associate Director, 250 391-0007

Alesha Doran, Business Development Coordinator, 250 857-4962