Indigenous Perspectives Society

IN Perspective

A Participants Perspective of Adoption Online

Since 2008 Indigenous Perspectives Society has trained over 390 participants in the Adoption Online Course, also known as AOL. This is a an 8 week program delivered online, requiring 3-5 hours of work per week.

One of the participants, Ali Jayne, wrote a review on her blog to share with everyone her firsthand experience of the course, and her thoughts are well worth a read:

“This course run by the Indigenous Perspectives Society is one I have recommended again and again to families who are either thinking about adoption or have adopted. And yet, I realised I have never posted a review about it…” To read the rest of her review check out the full post here:

If you would like to know more about the AOL program see our course page for more information and registration.

Humbe Boy – A Society Fundraiser

IPS is raising money in a different way!

We are selling tickets to Humble Boy at the Langham Court Theatre. Don’t miss an evening of fun for staff, community and stakeholders of Indigenous Perspectives Society! Join us on June 12, 2015, at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available for $20, student and seniors $15.

To purchase your tickets contact Samantha at or 250-391-0007 ext. 229. More information is available on our Society Fundraising Event page.

WIN dinner for two! For every ticket purchased your name will be entered to win dinner for two at Swiftsure Restaurant downtown Victoria!!!

This is a way to support IPS at a time when funding is scarce, and it is more than ever up to non-profit organizations to be creative in raising funds. This opportunity has been provided through Langham Theatres’ Non-Profit Fundraising Opportunity which is available to all non-profit organizations.

We hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you on June 12!


May 2015 Newsletter

The May 2015 Indigenous Perspectives Society newsletter is out! This months newsletter features information and articles on:

  • Ending Violence: Passing the Torch workshop in Terrace
  • Blended Learning On-Site On-line Mentorship Model (BLOOMM) project
  • Humble Boy production, a Society Fundraiser
  • Urban Partnership Program Round Two Approved
  • Upcoming Delegated Aboriginal Training at IPS
  • New Staff – Welcome Barb Smith
  • 2nd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence: Leadership

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If you have any questions or would like to have your news or event posted in our next newsletter send us an email using the Contact page on our website.

Have a wonderful June!

Samantha Vanderdonck –
Executive Coordinator

2nd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence: Leadership

IPS will be hosting the Second Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence with a focus on Leadership. The workshop topics include HR Law, Emotional Intelligence, Project Management, and more. The afternoon of the second day will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in cultural activities such as beading, weaving, dreamcatcher making, and cedar brushing.

September 30 – October 1, 2015
Victoria Conference Center, Victoria, BC

See our Conference for Administrative Excellence event page for more information.

Ending Violence: Passing the Torch

This workshop is designed to engage youth within the community in the process of addressing family violence.  As the leaders of the future and the next generation of knowledge keepers, equipped with the right tools, skills and information youth can begin to educate their peers about violence.
May 20, 2015 – Terrace, BC
June 30, 2015 – Kamloops, BC
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