Next Training Date: Oct 8, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024
Location: Online
Length: 3 days
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM Pacific
Cost: $650.00 per person (for training sessions at IPS with a minimum of 10 participants) *Tuition receipts are available on request.

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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, dealing specifically with B.C. Provincial regulations and responsibilities. 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 three 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


  • This training was well organized and covered a wide range of topics. The Facilitator, Connie, was very easy to listen to. She provided a lot of helpful scenarios and examples. She also gave a lot of time for questions and feedback. Mixing the classroom activity and lectures with group work made that much more interesting. Overall, I learned a lot. I would highly recommend this training.

    Training Participant-Virginia Pateman, Niigonigawbow Secretariat

Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education delivers training throughout British Columbia, Canada , and Internationally. Our trainings are provided to the public and/or offered privately

 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. these courses run with a minimum 10 participants.

If you are interested in a privately contracted delivery of any of our trainings, please contact 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.

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*Payments to IPS can be made by cheque, EFT, money order or by credit card online via PayPal. Tuition receipts are available on request. Please review our Refund Policy.