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.
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
*This training is now full. Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to announce a free day of training on October 11, 2017, Supporting Two Spirit Youth for front-line service providers and caregivers, thanks to the support of Queer as Funk.
- Length: 7 hours
- Next Session: October 11, 2017 at 9 am to 4:30 pm
- Location: IPS Office, 664 Granderson Ave.
- Registration: Free! Sponsored by Queer As Funk
For more information and to register, visit http://ipsociety.ca/cultural-competency-training/two-spirit-workshop/
The Autumn 2017 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
- Victoria Premiere of NFB Film Birth of a Family
- Gladue Report Training
- Cultural Perspectives Training
- Training Participant Profiles
- BLOOMM Update
- Fall Training Calendar
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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:
- Indigenous Perspectives Society http://ipsociety.ca/
- Aabiziingwashi (WideAwake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour https://www.nfb.ca/wideawake/
- Birth of a Family Media Kit: http://mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/birth-of-a-family/
Rachelle Dallaire, Associate Director, 250 391-0007
Alesha Doran, Business Development Coordinator, 250 857-4962