The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is a policy and advocacy organization that represents and works on behalf of First Nations in British Columbia. FNESC has a mandate to support First Nations students and advance First Nations education in BC.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Response

See the latest information from FNESC, FNSA, and the IAHLA about impacts to our events or operations due to COVID-19, and find links to external resources. New resources: First Nation Schools Reopening Considerations and Template.

See the FNESC Exposure Control Plan for COVID-19.

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Between now and April 30, 2020, all FNESC events including workshops, meetings, and conferences are being cancelled, postponed or, moved to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 situation.

DateEventRegion, if applicableTimeRegistration or Information
Apr. 14, 2021Speaker Series with Karasi Govender1:00pm-2:00pm Information and Registration
Apr. 19, 2021First Nation School Governance Support Regional Workshop, Northwest Region9:30am-12:00pmInformation and Registration
Apr. 20, 2021Negotiating First Nations Meeting for JurisdictionInformation
Apr. 21, 2021LEAs and Accountability Regional WorkshopsOkanagan/Southeast Region1:00pm-4:00pm Information and Registration
Apr. 23, 2021First Nation School Governance Support Regional WorkshopOkanagan/Southeast Region9:30am-12:00pmInformation and Registration
Apr. 26, 2021First Nation School Governance Support Regional WorkshopLower Mainland Region9:30am-12:00pmInformation and Registration
Apr. 28, 2021Interested First Nations Meeting for JurisdictionInformation
Apr. 28, 2021LEAs and Accountability Regional WorkshopsNorthwest and Central Region (NEW DATE)1:00pm-4:00pm Information and Registration
Apr. 29, 2021LEAs and Accountability Regional WorkshopsIsland Region1:00pm-4:00pm Information and Registration
Apr. 30, 2021First Nation School Governance Support Regional WorkshopCentral Region9:30am-12:00pmInformation and Registration
May 4, 2021LEAs and Accountability Regional WorkshopsLower Mainland Region1:00pm-4:00pm Information and Registration
May 5, 2021First Nation School Governance Support Regional WorkshopIsland Region9:30am-12:00pmInformation and Registration
May 7, 2021Board of Directors MeetingInformation
May 31, 2021Negotiating First Nations Meeting for JurisdictionInformation
Jul. 9, 2021Board of Directors MeetingInformation
Nov. 19, 2021Board of Directors MeetingInformation


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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DID YOU KNOW
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.