Call for Proposals

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is pleased to support First Nations language teachers in building their First Nations language proficiency. Through this program FNESC will support First Nations language learning through Mentor-Apprentice grants to First Nations language teachers. The grants will support one-on-one First Nations language learning immersion sessions and compensate both the mentor and apprentice for their time.

Support for First Nations language teacher proficiency building has been identified as a key area needing support, and the Mentor-Apprentice Program is a proven approach to developing First Nations language fluency.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jesse Fairley, Manager, Languages and Culture at, or call toll-free: 1-877-422-3672, local: 604-925-6087.


2017-2018 Call for Proposals and Application Forms:    .doc   .pdf

Who Can Apply:                 BC First Nations language teachers

Grant Amount:                     approximately $14,500

Grants Available:                up to 15

Application Method:          Submission of the completed FNESC application, required forms and letters via email or fax

Application Deadline:       June 23, 2017 by 4:00 pm   No late proposals will be considered