Welcome to Indigenous Adoption Online (AOL). Adoption Online is training for caregivers, pre-adoptive parents, post-adoptive parents, social workers, interdisciplinary professionals, and anyone working in the field of Aboriginal/Indigenous child and family service delivery.
AOL identifies historical and contemporary impacts of colonization, inter-generational trauma, and the regeneration of positive culture identity development. Learning from the Adoption Online training activities supports a commitment to creating and maintaining cultural connections by promoting the holistic well-being of Indigenous children.
AOL is delivered over an 7-week period and is accessible 24 hours a day. Participants can expect 3-5 hours a week of study to complete Adoption Online training. AOL’s flexible, self-paced, and asynchronous format engages participants and is offered through our Moodle learning management system.
- At Indigenous Perspectives Society, we offer comfortable and appropriate learning spaces, therefore we place caregivers and social workers in separate streams of the Adoptions On-Line course. Please email us at email@example.com once you have registered for the course to let us know your role.
- If you are a week late signing on to the system after the course opens, you will be asked to re-register into the next cohort. This is to ensure that the cohort progresses together and benefits from the learning environment in tandem with your fellow participants.
I wish to thank you for recommending the AOL course when I first sent you an inquiry back in April. It was a great learning experience! I have much more to learn, of course, but I now have the tools and resources to help me on my journey as a parent.
Richard, AOL Participant
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.
Ali Jayne, AOL Participant
Adoptions Online (AOL) training! I’m so glad to be asked to take this training. It was easy to follow and one of the most valuable courses to take to help our kids to be successful and proud of who they are and to help them to be part of their family, community and to stand tall, rich in culture, values and wisdom.
Gabriela Porcina, AOL Participant
Wayne Reeve's course on Aboriginal Pre-Adoptions Online (AOL) training was really informative in terms of history, racial development, racism and stereotyping, and the important of cultural identity. I am leaving this course with some useful tips for the families I work with.
Aubin McTaggart, Skeetchestn Indian Band
Indigenous Perspectives Society delivers training throughout British Columbia and across Canada. This training is provided to the public and is also offered privately, to interested groups of 10 or more participants. Public trainings are as advertised on the website and can be registered for online at any time. Please visit our Registration Page for more information.
If you are interested in a privately contracted delivery of any of our trainings, please contact Karman Lippitt: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our availability to deliver your desired training, your timeline as to when you would like the training and with any specific customization requests. IPS requires at least one month after contract signing for course preparation.
*Payments to IPS can be made by cheque, EFT, money order or by credit card online via PayPal. Refunds are available before training begins and within the first week of longer programs. Tuition receipts are available on request.