Established in 1992, the First Nations Education Steering Committee works to advance quality education for all First Nations students in British Columbia and to support communities in their efforts to improve the success of First Nations students.

What’s New

Read the latest BCTEA eBulletin

The March 4th issue features information relating to student transportation to public schools, as well as news about the new BCTEA Funding Estimator tool.

We’re hiring!

Language Coach, Manager K-12 Policy, Instructional Coach, Regional ICT Support Assistant, Occupational Therapist….

Mark your calendars for the FNESC Conference

It is early still, but we encourage you to mark your calendars for the FNESC Annual Aboriginal Education Conference, November 28 to 30, 2019. We reach capacity every year…

Upcoming Events

April 11-13, 2019FNSA Annual Conference and AGM (Partner event)Richmond
Apr. 26, 2019FNESC Board Meeting Vancouver
July 11-12, 2019FNESC Board Meeting and AGMVancouver
Aug. 19-21, 2019Learning First Peoples Summer InstituteVancouver or Richmond
Nov. 28-30, 2019FNESC Annual Aboriginal Education ConferenceVancouver
September 2019 to January 2020Regional Sessions TBA

Featured Resources

Achieving BCTEA

Celebrating the BC Tripartite Education Agreement at Xwemelch’stn Etsimxwawtxw on January 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce that a renewed BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA) has been signed, resulting in important and positive changes for First Nations education in British Columbia…

About Us

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) was founded in 1992 by participants at a provincial First Nations education conference at the Vancouver Friendship Centre. That visionary group of people determined the need for a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners…

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Each year FNESC holds a series of community meetings called Regional Sessions to report on our activities and to seek input from First Nations on a wide range of education issues. The next set of Regional Sessions will begin in September 2019.