The Winter 2017/2018 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
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Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is proud to announce that we are partnering with Royal Roads University (RRU) for our Gladue Report Training.
After a comprehensive review, IPS Gladue Report Training meets both our own, and Royal Roads University’s, standards of excellence. Participants completing Gladue Report Training will receive a certificate bearing both Indigenous Perspectives Society and Royal Roads University logos.
This is an exciting new partnership and we look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Royal Roads University!
The first session of Gladue Report Training begins January 8, 2017. Register at Gladue Report Training
Indigenous Perspective Society (IPS) is proud to have been a finalist in the 2017 Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards in the Greenest Office category.
IPS has a zero-waste policy, which means we compost and recycle everything we can. The IPS team cares deeply about being mindful of our impact on our natural environment and employs best practices for our society’s sustainability. We are always looking at ways to conserve power, decrease emissions, support well-being, and we do our best to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink!
The Surfrider EcoStar Awards awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. These awards are given to local champions of initiatives, projects and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and ecology both prosper.
For more information about the awards and to see a listing of all the outstanding organizations that Join Indigenous Perspectives Society on the Finalists list visit: http://ecostarawards.com/FINALISTS.php
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.
Pictured in photos are IPS staff Candace McKivett, Michele Oatman, Pamela Bevan, and Barbara Smith
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.