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.


Upcoming Events

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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.

DateEventLocationRegistration or Information
Feb. 19, 2021Speaker Series, with Si Sityaawks Jessica WoodOnlineRegister
Feb. 23-24, 2021PSE Regional Workshop, Central BC Region (formerly Prince George session)OnlineRegister
Mar. 2-3, 2021PSE Regional Workshop, Lower Mainland Region (formerly Vancouver session)OnlineRegister

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.