Indigenous Perspectives Society

Monthly Archives: March 2020

Understanding and Healing Lateral Violence

This 3 hour seminar provides insight into understanding and healing lateral violence within Indigenous communities. Through the use of circle, group exercises and individual reflection, we explore the definition of lateral violence, contributing factors, and provide helpful frameworks and tools to build positive strategies within your organization and professional circles.

  • Next Training Date at Indigenous Perspectives Society:
  • October 28, 2020 Location: 664 Granderson Road, Victoria (Langford)
  • Length: 3 hours Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Cost: $75 per person (for training sessions at IPS with a minimum of 10 participants) *Tuition receipts are available on request.

Register at https://ipsregistration.ca/

COVID-19 Information

As the COVID-19 situation continues, Indigenous Perspectives Society is taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our participants, staff and community. As of March 18, 2020, our offices have been closed to the public. Please contact us via email as our phones are not attended at this time.  

Some upcoming IPS training events are being postponed and rescheduled. If you are currently registered for training you will be contacted. IPS appreciates your patience, cooperation and continued support at this time. IPS staff will continue to work from home in order to maintain physical distancing protocols and encourage everyone to keep safe by doing the following: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Do not touch your face. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. 
  • Avoid being in physical contact with others who are unwell, and, if you are unwell stay home. 
  • Practice social distancing – keep at least one or two meters between you and other people. 
  • If you have having symptoms – fever, cough, or difficulty breathing – call 811 and selfisolate. 
  • If you have recently travelled outside of Canada, self-isolate at home for at least 14 days. 

A link to COVID-19 Public Service Announcements in Indigenous languages:  https://bit.ly/33tkJ5K 

Canadian Government Health link: Canada.ca/coronavirus 

BC Centre for Disease Control linkhttp://covid-19.bccdc.ca/ 

Thank you for helping us keep each other healthy. Please keep children safe, reassure them and help them to understand what is happening and what they can do to protect themselves and others around them.