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IPS and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations

Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to be working with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program to support participating organizations capacity development.

PAR is a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Aboriginal relations at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Certified companies promote their level with a PAR logo signaling to communities that they are:

  • good business partners;
  • great places to work and;
  • committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities

PAR certification provides a high level of assurance to communities because the designation is supported by an independent, third party verification of company reports. The final company level is determined by a jury comprised of Aboriginal business people.

Since the program’s introduction in 2001, PAR remains the premier corporate social responsibility program with an emphasis on Aboriginal relations.

IN Perspective – Summer 2018

The Summer 2018 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following:

    • Executive Update
    • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
    • Gladue Report Training
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • Training Calendar

Summer 2018 IN Perspective

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Designated Band Representative Training Hosted at IPS October 10 & 11, 2018

Indigenous Perspectives Society is hosting a ‘pay per seat’ session of Designated Band Representative Training (DBR) at IPS on October 10 & 11, 2018 to provide a training option for communities in British Columbia with a few staff, or who are not able to bring Designated Banc Representative training to their region.

COST: $500/seat with lunch and training materials included. (travel costs are not included)

For more information and to register for Designated Band Representative training visit:  https://ipsociety.ca/training/community-and-family-support-training/designated-band-representative-training/

West Shore Indigenous People’s Day – Save The Date!

Indigenous Perspectives Society and community partners are hosting our fourth annual West Shore Indigenous People’s Day Festival on June 21, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Save the date as it is sure to be a wonderful event!

Festivities include traditional singing, drumming and dancing, free children’s activities, a free lunch and information booths showcasing the organizations partnering to host this great community cultural event.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sew a Reusable Shopping Bag at Make-A-Thon IPS Fundraiser

The Makehouse is hosting a free Make-A-Thon on April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm where participants can learn to make beautiful and practical reusable shopping bags.

If you don’t know how to sew, bring a sewing savvy friend with you, or let Jenny at the Makehouse know and she may be able to find you a swing mentor.

There will be door prizes including a chance to win a seat in our next Cultural Perspectives Training Session and an IPS blanket!

Proceeds of any donations received from the event will support Indigenous Perspectives Society. Register now at http://themakehouse.ca/ to reserve you spot in the fun and useful workshop.

Thank you, Makehouse, for supporting us!