About the Workshop Series

Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning and consistent with the Calls to Action of the Truth And Reconciliation Commission, the following workshops are designed for BC teachers to support them to teach about First Peoples in informed,

English First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide

January 28, 2019
Vancouver, BC
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings


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Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer all BC students backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through written, visual, and oral literature. The courses were developed through the collaboration of First Nations educators with the BC Ministry of Education and it is notable that English First Peoples (EFP) 12 is fully equivalent to English 12 for BC post-secondary entrance requirements.

Originally published in 2008, the EFP Teacher Resource Guides have been revised to reflect the revised BC curriculum and incorporate recently-published First Peoples literature. At this workshop, teachers will receive a copy of the new resource guide, discuss its use, participate in activities from the guide, and see our display of First Peoples literature resources.


  • All participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.
  • Book by Thursday December 27, 2018 for the negotiated rate of $159 single/double plus tx.
  • Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street
  • Reservations: 1-844-337-3118 or 604-689-9211 or use The Online Booking Link.

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  • First Nations school, public school and independent school teachers are invited to attend.
  • Registration fee (all participants) $30.
  • Registration fees must be received one week advance of the event or the registration will be cancelled.  Registration fees cannot be accepted in person at the event.

Travel expense reimbursement

  • Available for up to two representatives per BC First Nation school, per workshop. Maximum capacities will vary per workshop.
  • See the sample travel claim form, which includes a summary of FNESC policies on the reverse.  Travel claims must be received within 30 days of the event.

Schedule (all workshops)

  • Breakfast: 8:30 am; workshop 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.


  • Registration deadline: 48 hours prior to the start of the event or earlier if capacity is reached.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Refund policy: Full refunds up 48 hours prior to the event.  No refunds after.  Substitutions allowed.

Payment Methods

  • Registration fees must be received by CivicInfo in advance of the event and are not accepted at the event.
  • Pay online with a credit card during registration or phone in credit card payment to CivicInfo at 250-383-4898.
  • Cheques are accepted, payable to First Nations Education Steering Committee c/o CivicInfo  Mail to: CivicInfo BC, #203 – 4475 Viewmont Avenue, Victoria BC, V8Z 6L8.  Include participant name.