Indigenous Perspectives Society

Cultural Perspectives Training


Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) offers Cultural Perspectives Training (CPT) to help governments, organizations, businesses and individuals deepen their understanding, increase cultural competence, and develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

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 to support the learning needs of the public service.

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.

Cultural Perspectives Training addresses:

In Class (currently being delivered online)

  • The legacy of colonization including inter-generational trauma, privilege and racism, and what it means to an individual or organization wanting build successful relationships with Indigenous people and communities
  • Key concepts of colonization, privilege and stereotyping

Learning is applicable to many areas in our professional and personal lives while encouraging meaningful relationship-building strategies with Indigenous community members and organizations.

Self-guided Online

  • Review and knowledge check from in-class training
  • Metis Identity and Inclusion
  • Colonization and Child welfare today
  • “Nation to Nation”: an interactive timeline
  • The state of Reconciliation and related assignment
  • Living and Working on these lands – resources and related assignment
  • Decolonizing our workplace

Upon completion, the outcomes that participants can anticipate are:

  • Develop clear understanding of Residential School history
  • Understand the continued impacts of colonization when working with Indigenous children, youth, and families
  • Understand the inter-generational impacts from the loss of traditional culture experienced by Indigenous peoples
  • Identify social location, decolonization, and the role of the Indigenous ally
  • Engaging in ongoing reflection on how privilege and stereotypes impact work and relationships
  • Increasing cultural competence by applying anti-oppressive ideologies and methods into work and daily life
  • Identifying examples where decision-making opportunities in the workplace can be affected by assumptions and bias
  • Defining cultural intelligence, identify what culturally intelligent practices look like, and how they can be introduced to the work place
  • Increased ability for strengthening collaborative working relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities

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: October 7th, 2020
  • Location: ONLINE
  • Length:  7 hours in live virtual learning space / 8 hours self-guided learning online (to be completed over 4 weeks)
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Cost: $350 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.

Register Here

For more information contact:
Karman Lippitt
T: 250.857.4962

“The session went great – the facilitators were outstanding and provided a very comfortable atmosphere for us to learn and share in.  All of us walked away with much to reflect on in our personal and professional lives.”Elyse Kuwert, Greater Victoria Community Funders’ Network

“It (Cultural Perspectives Training) was a perfect balance of info that touched many folks emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. I don’t know any other training where the content has been so comprehensive and offered with such thoughtfulness, grace and good humour.” – Candice MacDonald, Manager Supportive Housing, Victoria Cool Aid Society

“(Employees) raved about the Cultural Perspectives Training they did yesterday.  I’ve never had so many people so inspired by a Cool Aid training opportunity!” – Victoria Cool Aid Society Team Leader

“For me, the Cultural Perspectives Training program was a remarkable and transformative experience. The depth and breadth of the material covered, and the processes Kelly and Laurie put in place to process the issues raised, created a unique balance of group safety and personal exposure. Challenging topics were addressed with candor and honesty. Tears, laughter and personal stories were all part of the day. The follow-up on-line learning built on the one-day workshop experience and added both content and new ways of understanding and walking with a new awareness of Indigenous culture. Beyond the learning and the experiences associated with the Cultural Perspectives Training program, I gained the confidence to act. I am reaching out to Indigenous Peoples and incorporating the knowledge and lessons from the program into my life and my work.”Darryl Harris, Training Sergeant, Saanich Police

“On behalf of myself, David, ICA and the Community Partnership Network we wish to thank you all for your collaboration, inspiration, support and great work of the IPS team in making this seminar the success that it was. We are receiving a lot of positive feedback already from the seminar participants who have shared a deep need to learn about and build relationships with local First Nations Communities.”Steven Lorenzo Baileys, Community Development Coordinator, Community Partnership Network