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Cultural Perspectives Workshop – May 28, 2021

Workshops and Training hosted in part by Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Are you looking to connect with your community and gain knowledge of Indigenous history and perspectives?


The Cultural Perspectives Workshop presented by Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS), will provide Sooke community members and business owners cultural competency, and develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

Join IPS on May 28th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for a full day of virtual learning with in-class sharing and collaboration. There will be an additional eight (8) hours of self-guided online learning to be completed over four (4) weeks. 


Tickets are $49.95 plus processing fees. This workshop is valued at $250 per attendee and has been proudly sponsored by the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, Sooke Region Tourism Association and WorkLink Employment Society. All event proceeds go directly to support a local charity in Sooke.

Limited bursaries available to non-profits, please email for more information.

Registration Steps:

  • Purchase a ticket on Eventbrite
  • After purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite you will be prompted to register and create a workshop account with Indigenous Perspectives Society. Complete this registration and select the “Cultural Perspectives Private Training w/ Sooke Region Chamber Group” checkbox. Complete the registration. 
  • You should receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. In addition, you will receive an email the week prior to the day of their live training with instructions on how to access the online classroom.

Please note: Registration closes at 4:30pm on Friday, May 21st.


ABOUT: Cultural Perspectives Workshop

The Sooke Region Chamber has teamed up with WorkLink and the Sooke Region Tourism Association to bring Cultural Perspectives Training to Sooke. This workshop will be starting step in ensuring that Sooke leaders have the highest level of cultural competence to successfully and effectively meet their mandates.

The Sooke Region Chamber has identified the need to build cultural competency and increase knowledge of Indigenous history, issues and perspectives. This is a priority for the Chamber, their members and their stakeholders. Participants attending this training will come from a variety of different positions within a wide range of organizations and businesses. Participants will have different levels of knowledge, perspectives and experiences. This will enhance the potential for important discussions to be held and shared by participants during the training. The intention of this training is to improve overall levels of understanding of key concepts and to help support future relationship building opportunities among participants and with their local nations, including the T’Sou-ke Nation.

The workshop will be offered by the Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS), a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. By creating excellence through training and leadership, they help strengthen lives and build successful relationships in our communities. IPS holds accreditation status through CARF Canada and are CRA approved to issue individual tax receipts for tuition paid. IPS will customize training to meet your needs and provide all necessary materials.

Our objectives for this project include:

  • Ensuring participants have an increased knowledge of the history of Indigenous peoples to directly understand how history impacts currently realities. This will include an overview of residential schools and colonization
  • Participants will have an increased understanding of their role in providing cultural safety in the workplace
  • Participants will develop an understanding of privileges and stereotypes to assess their own practice and assumption
  • Participants will develop tools to support implementation of their learning Measures of Success
  • Participants will be able to self-assess their own practice in applying an Indigenous lens to their work
  • Increased positive relationships with Indigenous community members
  • Participants will be able to implement learning to make their practice more culturally relevant
  • Demonstrating Indigenous allyship in relationships and behavior Our Work