Each year in November, Indigenous Perspectives Society packs 200 back packs for children in care. These back packs help children in care have a few things of their very own to help them get through a difficult time. This year Northwest Internation Child and Families Services Society in Terrace/Prince Rupert, Denisiqi Child and Family Services, Williams Lake and Foster Parent Support Services will be partnering with us.
Backpacks are assembled for a range of ages from 0-2, 3-5, 6-12, and 13-18. They include bibs, sippy cups, and toys for the little ones, tablets, mp3 players, books, puzzles and art supplies for the other age ranges. Hoodies were donated for the older children and this year Dr. Chris Bryant, a dentist in Sooke, donated 200 tooth brush kits to the backpacks.
IPS would like to thank Gerry Denis and Tara Garnet from Staples on McCallum Rd who negotiated discounts on many items for the backpacks from their suppliers.
Launched in November 2013 through the leadership support of a private donor, the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Ted and Loretta Rogers Foster Care Transition Program aims to improve the experience of coming into care for children by providing items and resources that aid in their comfort, well-being, safety, and sense of security.
Pictured in photos are IPS staff Candace McKivett, Michele Oatman, Pamela Bevan, and Barbara Smith
Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is proud to be the winner of the Best of the West Shore Award for Best First Nations Business. Winners were announced On October 26, 2017 at the awards dinner hosted by the WestShore Chamber of Commerce and sponsors at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort Community.
Nominated for the second year in a row, winning this year is inspiring for the IPS team.
Indigenous Perspectives Society thanks everyone who voted for us. We appreciate your participation and support!
IPS staff pictured from Left to right: Elaine Zamardi, Kelly Legge, Melissa Barnhard, Rachelle Dallaire, and Alesha Doran.
There are still a few seats left in our November 8th session of Cultural Perspectives Training! Registration closes November 2.
Do you want to have a thriving and diverse workplace that supports growth and well-being?
Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) offers Cultural Perspectives Training (CPT) to help governments, organizations, businesses and individuals deepen their understanding and develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.
Cultural Perspectives Training addresses:
- The legacy of colonization including inter-generational trauma, privilege and racism, and what it means to an individual or organization wanting to build successful relationships with Indigenous people and communities
- How to create a Call to Action response plan that turns ideas in to meaningful action
Upon completion, the outcomes that participants can anticipate are:
- Applying anti-oppressive ideologies and methods into work and daily life
- Engaging in ongoing reflection on how privilege and stereotypes impact work and relationships
- Strengthening collaborative working relationships with Indigenous people and communities
To accommodate the learning needs of adults and professionals, Cultural Perspectives Training is offered through a blended learning model that balances in-class sharing, learning, and collaboration with self-guiding online resources, research and off-site action-taking.
Length: 7 hours in class and 8 hours online
Cost: $250.00 per person
*This training is now full. Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to announce a free day of training on October 11, 2017, Supporting Two Spirit Youth for front-line service providers and caregivers, thanks to the support of Queer as Funk.
- Length: 7 hours
- Next Session: October 11, 2017 at 9 am to 4:30 pm
- Location: IPS Office, 664 Granderson Ave.
- Registration: Free! Sponsored by Queer As Funk
For more information and to register, visit https://ipsociety.ca/cultural-competency-training/two-spirit-workshop/
The Autumn 2017 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
- Victoria Premiere of NFB Film Birth of a Family
- Gladue Report Training
- Cultural Perspectives Training
- Training Participant Profiles
- BLOOMM Update
- Fall Training Calendar
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