Indigenous Perspectives Society

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New Perspectives: Aboriginal Social Work Training Online

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) has been working hard to shift delivery of Aboriginal Social Work (ASW) training to an online format for our participants. Prompted by current pandemic conditions, this has presented the team at IPS an opportunity to bring this training to participants in a completely virtual learning environment. The next cohort will begin the eight-week training program on May 25, 2020. Training course delivery will be a combination of:

  • interactive live online lectures
  • online individual and small group activities
  • participant discussion forums
  • self-guided learning exercises, materials and resources

ASW training is designed and offered to support Delegated Aboriginal Agencies to meet their delegation goals and commitments as outlined in individual agreements with the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development. IPS has been and remains strongly committed to supporting this process to improve and enhance services to Indigenous families and communities.

Coming Soon: Youth Worker Training

IPS is currently developing Youth Worker Training.

Youth Worker Training will be for individuals who work with Indigenous children and families.

Youth Worker Training learning outcomes will include

  • enhanced capacity to manage complex and diverse scenarios
  • develop and demonstrate high levels of leadership

Understanding and Healing Lateral Violence

This 3 hour seminar provides insight into understanding and healing lateral violence within Indigenous communities. Through the use of circle, group exercises and individual reflection, we explore the definition of lateral violence, contributing factors, and provide helpful frameworks and tools to build positive strategies within your organization and professional circles.

  • Next Training Date at Indigenous Perspectives Society:
  • October 28, 2020 Location: 664 Granderson Road, Victoria (Langford)
  • Length: 3 hours Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Cost: $75 per person (for training sessions at IPS with a minimum of 10 participants) *Tuition receipts are available on request.

Register at https://ipsregistration.ca/

COVID-19 Information

As the COVID-19 situation continues, Indigenous Perspectives Society is taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our participants, staff and community. As of March 18, 2020, our offices have been closed to the public. Please contact us via email as our phones are not attended at this time.  

Some upcoming IPS training events are being postponed and rescheduled. If you are currently registered for training you will be contacted. IPS appreciates your patience, cooperation and continued support at this time. IPS staff will continue to work from home in order to maintain physical distancing protocols and encourage everyone to keep safe by doing the following: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Do not touch your face. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. 
  • Avoid being in physical contact with others who are unwell, and, if you are unwell stay home. 
  • Practice social distancing – keep at least one or two meters between you and other people. 
  • If you have having symptoms – fever, cough, or difficulty breathing – call 811 and selfisolate. 
  • If you have recently travelled outside of Canada, self-isolate at home for at least 14 days. 

A link to COVID-19 Public Service Announcements in Indigenous languages:  https://bit.ly/33tkJ5K 

Canadian Government Health link: Canada.ca/coronavirus 

BC Centre for Disease Control linkhttp://covid-19.bccdc.ca/ 

Thank you for helping us keep each other healthy. Please keep children safe, reassure them and help them to understand what is happening and what they can do to protect themselves and others around them.  

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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