Indigenous Perspectives Society Creating Excellence Through Training & Leadership Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:02:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Recruiting for Indigenous Perspectives Society Board of Directors Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:01:39 +0000 IPS invites you to join our provincial Board of Directors:

Preference will be given to individuals identifying as Indigenous, Métis or Inuit

The following areas of knowledge, expertise and skills will be considered an asset:

  • Charitable giving
  • Contract negotiations
  • Incorporation
  • Legal
  • Building/Renovation

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training, consulting, and projects to help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. By creating excellence through training and leadership, we help strengthen lives and build successful relationships in the communities we serve.

Our mission is to provide culturally relevant training, research, and policy that advances and strengthens the lives of Indigenous peoples.

This role is a volunteer position. IPS conducts 4 meetings per year and your travel will be covered.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, we encourage you to submit a Letter of Interest and a copy of your resume to:


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IPS Corporate Supply Arrangement with B.C. Provincial Government Fri, 18 Sep 2020 21:11:38 +0000

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. IPS has a Corporate Supply Arrangement for Learning and Development Services with the Province of B.C. for our CPT offerings, including a one day training and a series of 3 hour Cultural Perspectives workshops:

IPS is pleased to continue bringing this valuable learning to our public sector partners.

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New online trainings launching this Fall Tue, 18 Aug 2020 18:17:44 +0000 IPS is pleased and excited to be launching two new extremely relevant and timely online training opportunities. Please click on the links below to learn more about:

C-92 Training: Federal Act for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families

Conflict Transformation

Since the start of COVID-19, IPS has moved to online training almost exclusively. By delivering training in a virtual learning environment we are able to ensure the health and safety of our participants, staff and communities. The IPS Team has done and does an amazing job adapting, connecting and making the most of our virtual learning environment.

IPS acknowledges and sincerely thanks all front line service providers who are caring for and supporting others, especially our young people, through the COVID-19 situation. For more information or specific training requests, please contact Karman: 

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Gladue Writer Training Tue, 14 Jul 2020 22:16:44 +0000 To support the ongoing development of holistic and restorative approaches to criminal justice in Canada, Indigenous Perspectives Society offers Gladue Writer Training in collaboration with Dr. Jane Dickson, Associate Professor of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

“Indigenous peoples are over-represented in Canada’s criminal justice system due to socio-economic factors arising from intergenerational trauma caused by colonization, including being displaced from their lands, their resources, and the residential school system. Gladue Writer Training provides the opportunity for writers to help tell the stories of why and how people become involved with the system. Using the Gladue Report process, sentences can be improved, with courts understanding the root causes of behavior.”

 Rachelle Dallaire, Indigenous Perspectives Society Executive Director

The next Gladue Writer Training will be offered August 10-October 18, 2020. For more information and to register please click here. 


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New Gladue for Probation Officers Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:41:28 +0000 The new Gladue for Probation Officers was developed specifically to support the learning and practical needs of probation officers who are actively preparing reports and working within the Canadian criminal justice system. Participants will develop an understanding of the importance of story-telling as healing, the role of historic trauma, historic trauma responses, and intergenerational effects as they relate to the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. Other important learning outcomes include:

  • Trauma informed approaches to life history interviewing
  • The expectations of the courts with regard to the form, content and substance of the Gladue information included in presentence reports
  • The legal foundations of the Gladue requirements
  • Understanding and managing the tension between standardized, actuarial risk assessments and the respectful communication of Indigenous life histories in presentence reports

Course is delivered completely online. The training is currently being run as a new training pilot and public registrations are now open for Monday, November 23rd, 2020. Registrations are now open. For more information.

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