Indigenous Perspectives Society

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COVID-19 Information

As the COVID-19 situation develops, 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 will be closed to the public.   

The IPS Cultural Perspectives Training planned for Tuesday, March 24th has now been cancelledThis is the only training being cancelled at this time. We will post updates about other training events closer to the training date and as the situation unfolds.
 

IPS staff will work using social distancing protocols and will continue to be available by phone or email. IPS encourages 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.  

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:
  • April 8th, 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/

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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Instructor: Aboriginal Social Worker Training

INSTRUCTOR ABORIGINAL SOCIAL WORKER TRAINING

Are you eager to work in a dynamic environment where your passion for knowledge-sharing creates excellence through training and leadership? Are you willing to help nurture a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and cultural differences? We are a not for profit organization dedicated to strengthening the lives and voices of Indigenous people, and we are looking for an energetic and confident Instructor to join our dedicated team. We are looking for an Instructor to deliver child welfare training to front-line social workers working in a Delegated Aboriginal Agency.

In this role you can display your love of bringing ideas and theories to life while fostering meaningful dialogue that boosts self-determination and social change for Indigenous communities. As an instructor, you will be sharing your natural aptitude for developing, reviewing, and delivering curriculum. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to travel frequently within BC.

Are you a confident and natural teacher, coach, and mentor? If you thrive in a dynamic environment, have a passion for adult education, and are enthusiastic about working in partnership with Indigenous families, elders, and communities, then we want to talk with you!

Who are we? Indigenous Perspectives Society is a provincial not for profit organization that strengthens the voice of Indigenous communities through culturally relevant education, professional development, research, and policy. Unique to our organization is our commitment to culturally relevant services. For 20 years, our programs have been fostering a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and cultural differences and helping build successful relationships with Indigenous communities, stakeholders and government partners.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

• A Bachelor of Social Work or a related degree.
• 3-5 years of relevant experience in an Aboriginal Child and Family Services.
• Thorough knowledge of Aboriginal social work specifically in Child Welfare, and knowledge of legislation, regulations and practice standards pertaining to Indigenous Child & Family Services.
• Demonstrated experience in adult education instruction and delivery.
• Sound knowledge of Indigenous communities, cultures, traditions, and practices in BC.
• Proficiency with computer software including MS Office, databases, and PowerPoint.
• Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

If you are qualified and interested in this challenging position, please send your resume with an accompanying cover letter describing how your strengths and experience make you the ideal fit to rachelled@ipsociety.ca with “Instructor: ASW” as the subject line. Open until filled.

The Indigenous Perspectives Society thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For all Indigenous Perspectives Society employment opportunities visit https://ipsociety.ca/about/employment/ 

IPS wins Best First Nations Business/ Entrepreneur at BOWSA

Indigenous Perspectives Society wins Best First Nations Business/ Entrepreneur at the WestShore Chamber of Commerce Best of the WestShore Awards!

A gratitude filled thank you to everyone who votes for us and supports our work.

Rachelle Dallaire, Indigenous Perspectives Society Executive Director