Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education (IPS) offers customized trainings and a range of consulting services, strongly grounded in Indigenous worldviews, to support organizations build their cultural competency, capacity, define their goals and develop processes to achieve desired outcomes. Consulting services include:

Indigenous Child & Family Support Services

IPS Indigenous Child and Family Support consulting services bring best practices in Indigenous child welfare and British Columbia Provincial Legislation and Standards to organizations developing policy and delivering services.
IPS has expertise in leadership, administration, assessment, intervention and planning within the context of Indigenous communities, organizations, and cultures.

Strategic Planning ​

IPS Strategic Planning helps identify a clear vision for your organization. By reflecting on your successes and challenges and assessing ongoing initiatives, IPS will help you to explore and prioritize new opportunities.

The IPS Team has successfully undertaken and delivered strategic planning processes and achieved major goals. The IPS team enjoys continuous learning and sharing of strategic planning best practices. IPS Facilitators can assist your board and staff to:

  • Establish or recognize organizational priorities
  • Strengthen operations by focusing energy and resources
  • Ensure a shared framework is developed to enable employees and other stakeholders to support and work together towards shared goals
  • Establish consensus and agreement, intended outcomes and results

Cultural Knowledge Needs Assessment & Planning

IPS Cultural Knowledge Needs Assessment & Planning provides a process for teams and organizations of any size. Our team will share knowledge and experience, working with staff and leadership, to enhance organizational culture and build capacity to strengthen Indigenous engagement, recruitment and retention.

The cultural needs assessment process includes:

  • Identifying factors that may be impacting individual and organizational effectiveness
  • Identifying policies and procedures to increase cultural safety in the work place
  • Addressing workplace concerns in a controlled, informed and intentional way
  • Coaching leadership about how decisions and actions affect workplace environment, culture and performance
  • Incorporating best practices to increase and support cultural diversity
  • Validating existing success, providing strategies for addressing challenges, and identifying opportunities for continued development

Policy Development​

IPS Policy Development Services support both Indigenous and non-Indigenous private and public entities. The IPS team studies, reviews and evaluates relevant regulatory and statutory changes, as well as relevant social and cultural trends, to determine impacts and opportunities for clients. By interpreting legislative and policy directions, the IPS team can help to develop recommendations and provide advice on specific policy or program development options.

IPS is actively engaged in Indigenous child, family and community policy work, in the following ways:

  • Providing ongoing support through working groups and committees of emerging Indigenous child welfare policy
  • Participating in ongoing and emerging initiatives, such as the First Nations Canadian Incidence Study
  • Working in partnership with other like-minded organizations
  • Ongoing research on child welfare and maintenance of a resource library
  • Researching options for policy training workshops

To view some previous project work completed by IPS please visit here.

Please contact us if you have any questions or you would like to book our consulting services.