Corporate Supply Arrangement
Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) has a Corporate Supply Arrangement (CSA) for Learning and Development Services with the Province of British Columbia, our CSA number is CS-000917.
Included in the CSA are our Cultural Perspectives Training offerings, both hosted at IPS and offered privately to support the learning needs of the public service.
Included training offerings are:
- Cultural Perspectives Training (including custom training)
- Understanding History
- Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes
- Building Local Relationships
- Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous Peoples
We are pleased to continue bring this valuable learning to our public sector partners.
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.
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
Sign up to receive our quarterly edition of IN Perspective using the sign up feature at the bottom right corner of this page.
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/
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!