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IPS Receives Green Business Certification

Victoria – Indigenous Indigenous Perspectives Society has attained Green Business Certification through the Vancouver Green Business Collective.

Walking this path is an important value for IPS and it’s humbling and exciting to be recognized for that. Below are some of our Green Highlights. Thank you, Vancouver Island Green Business Collective and Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island!

Green Highlights:

  • Provide online courses and shuttle bus which has reduced students commuting by car by 50%
  • No single use products purchased for staff kitchen supplies (e.g. coffee cartridges, sugar packages, stir sticks)
  • Purchasing policy that all new office equipment and appliances are to be ENERGY STAR® Certified

To learn more about Indigenous Perspectives Society visit https://ipsociety.ca/

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Media Contact:

Rachelle Dallaire, Executive Director, 250 391 0007

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Indigenous Perspectives Society Accredited with Third CARF Three-Year Accreditation

Victoria – CARF International has accredited Indigenous Perspectives Society for another three years. This accreditation is the third consecutive Three Year Accreditation for Indigenous Perspectives Society.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org

Indigenous Perspectives Society continues to strive towards excellence in all that they do. Check out this video of the staff while they were hard at work preparing for the CARF re-accreditation survey.

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Media Contact: Rachelle Dallaire, Executive Director, 250 391 0007

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Canada’s Workforce Choice Awards Finalist

Indigenous Perspectives Society is a Canada’s Workforce Choice Awards finalist for the category of Indigenous Engagement! More information about the awards can be found at workforcechoiceawards.ca.

It takes strong leaders, wonderful staff, and engaged participants to make a make an excellent workplace. Thank you to everyone in our community for making IPS a fantastic place to be.

 

IPS Partners with Royal Roads University for Gladue Report Training

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

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Surfrider 2017 EcoStar Awards Finalist

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

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