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You are invited to participate in Indigenous Perspectives Society’s FREE workshop: ALL MY RELATIONS: Support our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* Youth.
- Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
- Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Location: Indigenous Perspectives Society, 644 Granderson Road, Langford, B.C.
- RSVP: Although free, you must register, and spaces are limited! Registration: https://ipsregistration.ca (under “Training and Workshops”).
This is a 1 day training to come together as community and talk about the resilience and helpful supports of our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ youth. This training is appropriate for youth, families, and workers who wish to deepen existing knowledge, learn more about ways to be inclusive and access to supports. This day will be facilitated by Artemis Fire and include a panel that includes sharing from youth, a community support worker, and a Two Spirit elder.
This workshop is FREE (with limited seating) thanks to the support and collaboration with the Canada Post Foundation and the Victoria Pride Society. Follow the Facebook event page for updates, workshop summary and accessibility information. We hope to see you there!
The southern tip of Vancouver Island (including Victoria and Langford), the San Juan, and the Gulf Islands are the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Lekwungen) peoples. Where Indigenous Perspectives Society is located was an area rich with resources shared with the neighbouring relations of Schian’exw (Beecher Bay), Ts’ouke (Sooke), Elwa Klallam and Makah.
Lkwungen means “Place to smoke herring”, Lkwung means “to smoke herring” and Lkwungen’athun refers to the language of the land. Lkwungen traditionally and still to-date unites the Esquimalt and Songhees peoples as one family.
We acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Beecher Bay First Nations communities, for allowing us to live, work and play on their lands. We also give thanks to the ancestors, supernatural ones, hereditary leaders and matriarchs, creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful land.
The IPS training room is located on the ground floor with a double door entrance. On this floor there is 1 multiple stalled washroom and one gender neutral, wheelchair accessible washroom.
IPS promotes a scent-free environment.
Corporate Supply Arrangement
Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) has a Corporate Supply Arrangement (CSA) for Learning and Development Services with the Province of British Columbia, our CSA number is CS-000917.
Included in the CSA are our Cultural Perspectives Training offerings, both hosted at IPS and offered privately to support the learning needs of the public service.
Included training offerings are:
- Cultural Perspectives Training (including custom training)
- Understanding History
- Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes
- Building Local Relationships
- Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous Peoples
We are pleased to continue bring this valuable learning to our public sector partners.
Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to be working with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program to support participating organizations capacity development.
PAR is a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Aboriginal relations at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Certified companies promote their level with a PAR logo signaling to communities that they are:
- good business partners;
- great places to work and;
- committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities
PAR certification provides a high level of assurance to communities because the designation is supported by an independent, third party verification of company reports. The final company level is determined by a jury comprised of Aboriginal business people.
Since the program’s introduction in 2001, PAR remains the premier corporate social responsibility program with an emphasis on Aboriginal relations.
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
There are still a few seats left in our November 8th session of Cultural Perspectives Training! Registration closes November 2.
Do you want to have a thriving and diverse workplace that supports growth and well-being?
Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) offers Cultural Perspectives Training (CPT) to help governments, organizations, businesses and individuals deepen their understanding and develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.
Cultural Perspectives Training addresses:
- The legacy of colonization including inter-generational trauma, privilege and racism, and what it means to an individual or organization wanting to build successful relationships with Indigenous people and communities
- How to create a Call to Action response plan that turns ideas in to meaningful action
Upon completion, the outcomes that participants can anticipate are:
- Applying anti-oppressive ideologies and methods into work and daily life
- Engaging in ongoing reflection on how privilege and stereotypes impact work and relationships
- Strengthening collaborative working relationships with Indigenous people and communities
To accommodate the learning needs of adults and professionals, Cultural Perspectives Training is offered through a blended learning model that balances in-class sharing, learning, and collaboration with self-guiding online resources, research and off-site action-taking.
Length: 7 hours in class and 8 hours online
Cost: $250.00 per person