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

Learning First Peoples Summer Institute

Registration for the Summer Institute, August 19-21, 2019, is now open!

We’re hiring!

Language Coach, 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 Indigenous Education Conference, November 28 to 30, 2019. We reach capacity every year…

Upcoming Events

Date EventLocation
July 11-12, 2019FNESC Board Meeting and AGMVancouver
Aug. 19-21, 2019Learning First Peoples Summer InstituteVancouver
Sept. 2019Special Education Program Regional Workshop for FN Schools (Nanaimo, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Kamloops, Vancouver)Various
Oct. 3-4, 2019Regional SessionKelowna
Oct. 7-8, 2019First Nations Languages ConferenceVancouver
Oct. 10-11, 2019Regional SessionPrince Rupert
Oct. 17-18, 2019Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association AGM and Conference Richmond
Oct. 22-23, 2019Regional SessionKamloops
Nov. 4-5, 2019Regional SessionNanaimo
Nov. 15, 2019FNESC Board MeetingVancouver
Nov. 18-10, 2019Regional Session Cranbrook
Nov. 28-30, 2019FNESC Annual Indigenous Education Conference Vancouver
Dec. 9-10, 2019Regional SessionPrince George
Dec. 12-14, 2019Regional SessionVancouver
Feb. 14, 2020FNESC Board MeetingVancouver
Apr. 1-4, 2020FNSA AGM and ConferenceVancouver
Apr. 17, 2020FNESC Board MeetingVancouver

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.