Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education (IPS) offers Indigenous Child and Family Service (ICFS) Training three times each year. Upcoming training dates can be found below, on this page and on our Training Page. This training is a requirement for social workers employed by Indigenous Child and Family Serving Agencies/Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (ICFSA/DAA). ICFS Training combines best practice in Indigenous child and family support services with BC legislation and Practice Standards. The ICFS Training curriculum is a competency-based model which incorporates skills and abilities that an individual must possess, to practice as a delegated social worker to carry out the various responsibilities, in Voluntary Services, Guardianship and Child Protection.

The ICFS Training program incorporates the Aboriginal Operational and Practice Standards and Indicators (AOPSI), the practice standards developed by Indigenous Child and Family Serving Agencies/Delegated Aboriginal Agencies. There is a field component in the program that builds on classroom experience and grounds practice within the Agencies and community settings. The ICFS Training program is a unique program delivered within the community context of Indigenous Child and Family Serving Agencies/Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, located throughout B.C.

Featured below are two videos of a ‘Social Worker Honour Song’. This song is in Cree Language and was generously gifted to IPS by Alysha Brown to help support social workers on their journey. Alysha Explains the meaning of the song in the video on the left. the video on the right is of the IPS team singing the song in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021.
Training Category Next Session
Voluntary Services Indigenous Child and Family Services Jan 9, 2023
Guardianship Indigenous Child and Family Services Feb 21, 2023
Child Protection Indigenous Child and Family Services Mar 14, 2023