Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education (IPS) delivers this training, specifically designed for the Boards of First Nations and Aboriginal Child and Family Service Agencies, to participants sponsored by the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) once every year. This training enhances the capacity of the boards to best meet the needs and challenges of their roles and agencies. This three day course provides interactive and content based training to assist board members to build their knowledge and skills.
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
- Overview of the CFCSA (Only for child and family service agencies)
- Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities
- Money Matters
- Building a Better Board
In addition to the annual sponsored course, IPS also offers private and customized Board Governance Training for any organizations and agencies (Delegated and non-Delegated) seeking to bring an Indigenous understanding to their board development. IPS Board Governance Training can be customized according to specific board knowledge needs and learning goals and can be between one and three days in length.
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 Nicole Geary: Nicoleg@ipsociety.ca 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. Tuition receipts are available on request. Please review our Refund Policy.