Indigenous Perspectives Society

Designated Representative Training


Designated Representative Training offers participants an opportunity to review the role of the Designated Representative as described in the Child and Family Community Services Act (CFCSA) and the Child and Family Community Services Regulations. The relevant sections of the legislation, rules and regulations will be examined. The Designated Representative will consider how their function may be utilized to promote the safety and well-being of children and to ensure that the rights of children to culture and community are respected and upheld by the court.

This two day training course delivers curriculum that is structured to reflect the roles of the Designated Representative and apply knowledge gained to support the rights of the children.

Training Outcomes:

  • Introduction to the CFCSA
  • Roles & Responsibilities of the Designated Representative
  • Court Notices
  • Applying the CFCSA to court proceedings
  • Definitions of Abuse and Neglect
  • New Federal legislation, C-92: An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
  • Support Services and Out of Care Options

Indigenous Perspectives Society delivers training throughout British Columbia and across Canada. To accommodate your learning needs, please contact us at your earliest convenience to inquire about our availability for your desired training. IPS requires at least 1 month of preparation after contract signing.

Contact us to request a quote and arrange training for your team.

Payments can be made by cheque or money order at Indigenous Perspectives Society and credit card online via PayPal. Refunds are available before training begins and within the first week for programs. Tuition receipts are available on request.

  • Next Training Date at Indigenous Perspectives Society: March 23, 24 & 25 2021
  • Location: ONLINE
  • Length:  3 days
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Cost: $650 per person (for training sessions at IPS with a minimum of 10 participants) *Tuition receipts are available on request.

*Note on updated training fees:

IPS is currently delivering training exclusively online, unless privately negotiated otherwise. As a result we have had to increase our per participant training fees in order to cover additional costs to IPS associated with online training delivery. We acknowledge this is a difficult time financially for everyone and appreciate your understanding that we have had to make these changes to cover our operational costs. As always, we will continue to assess individual circumstances in order to try to keep training accessible to those who need it.

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For more information contact:
Karman Lippitt
T: 250.857.4962