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Indigenous Perspectives Society - Member Profile

Member Since: October 2010

664 Granderson Rd
Victoria, BC
V9B 2R8

Phone: (250) 391-0007
Fax: (250) 391-0002
Email: info@ipsociety.ca

Member Contact:
Carol Itakura or Linda Lucas Carol Itakura or Linda Lucas

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About Indigenous Perspectives Society

The Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a not-for-profit organization located in Victoria, BC.  The purpose of our work is to strengthen the Indigenous communities through education and professional development.  Formerly known as the Caring for First Nations Children Society, we are celebrating our 20 year anniversary of incorporation, and our recently achieved accreditation status with a renewed and expanded mandate.


We have been providing training, research and policy support to Delegated Aboriginal Agencies and the Provincial and Federal Governments for two decades primarily in the area of Indigenous child welfare.  Our rebranding efforts have included diversifying our training programs, as well as the networks and organizations that we serve.  This includes community-based Indigenous Society Work training, Indigenous Adoptions Online training (B.C. and Alberta), a Two-Spirit Identity and Anti-Bullying workshop, and Cultural Perspectives training.


The Society continually monitors current research and best practice approaches through several information networks such as the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal and its newsletters and by participating in advisory committees, such as the Siem Smun’eem Indigenous Child Well-Being Research Network.  We maintain partnerships with the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the BC Delegated Aboriginal Agencies.  We are also the BC representative and contributor to the First Nations component of the Canadian Incidence Study on Reported Child Abuse and Neglect.


All of our training programs help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives.  It is important to note that the Society does not teach to a specific Indigenous culture; we create training programs that seamlessly weave the threads of cultural congruency, recognizing diversity by encouraging the participants to respect all cultures as separate and distinct.

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