Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education (IPS) is both a charitable society and a social enterprise, with a business arm that supports and contributes to positive social impacts and outcomes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. IPS maintains Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation. CARF requires that service providers commit to continuous quality improvement and a focus on the unique needs of each person they serve. CARF accreditation also requires rigorous monitoring and evaluation of services provided, as evidence to demonstrate high quality and standards of services delivered. One way that our team monitors our activity and growth is through quarterly and annual infographs, designed inhouse by Lizz Brooks, IPS Program Development Coordinator. See two examples below:
Strategic Plan Overview 2023-2025
IPS promotes and supports the implementation of the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, through the trainings and services we provide, IPS actively demonstrates our ongoing commitment to this work and upholding our IPS values.
Focus on Sustainability
We have a zero-waste policy at IPS, which means we compost and recycle everything. We believe passionately about being mindful of our impact on our environment. We like to conserve power, and we do our best to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink! IPS has received both the Gold Certificate, Vancouver Island Green Business Award, Surfrider, and the Climate Smart Business Award.