Indigenous Perspectives Society

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On September 30, Lisa Mort-Putland of Volunteer Victoria will be joining the Administrative Excellence Conference as our keynote speaker to talk with participants about Leadership.

During job and volunteer interviews Lisa Mort-Putland, the Executive Director at Volunteer Victoria, often asks candidates what role they play in a team. Most people instinctively say, “I am the leader.” Whether you are an emerging professional, an experienced staff member, or a positional leader you are invited to join Lisa in a friendly conversation to explore the ways that people in the non profit sector design and drive  their own leadership roadmaps.

Lisa Mort-Putland joined the Volunteer Victoria team as Executive Director in June 2011. Lisa holds a B.A. in Drama and a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on non-profit management. Prior to working with VV Lisa was the Development Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and spent more than 25 years working and volunteering in the museum and heritage sector. Lisa is a board member with the Arbutus Singers Music Education Society and is Board Chair of the Point Ellice House Preservation Society.

Make sure you don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from Lisa  about Leadership. Head over to our Administrative Excellence Conference event page for more information on workshops, activities, and registration. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Samantha Vanderdonck
Executive Coordinator


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!


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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