Indigenous Perspectives Society

Aboriginal Non-profit Gathering

The Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) recently worked on the second phase of an initiative to contribute to strengthening Aboriginal Non-profit Agencies. There are two goals of this particular initiative; the first is to gather information from community to inform the development of tools that will support mentorship and Elder guidance in Aboriginal Non-profit Agencies. The second goal is to gather information from youth (ages 19-30) to inform the development of tools that will support the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal youth in Aboriginal Non-profit Agencies.

The Gathering Sessions were an opportunity for agency staff, Elders, community, and youth, to:

Each session was about four hours long; on day one we engaged Elders, agencies and those who work for Aboriginal Non-profit Agencies. The second day was for engaging youth, whether or not they currently work in an Aboriginal Non-profit Agency.

The information shared is helping IPS inform development and will be used to create draft tools for Aboriginal Non-profit agencies. In the fall of 2016, we held further Gathering Sessions to showcase the tools developed and gathered further feedback and suggestions on how these tools can help Aboriginal Non-profit Agencies.