LEA Provincial Meeting

March 28, 2017

Vancouver Downtown Holiday Inn, 1110 Howe Street Vancouver, BC


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Local Education Agreements (LEAs) are important tools for increasing First Nations student achievement in BC public schools, and LEAs can improve accountability for results.

At the event, we will be sharing FNESC’s updated LEA Toolkit and Sample Agreements which reflect recent changes to the Province of BC’s accountability mechanisms.

Meet the new LEA Manager and explore strategies and tools to strengthen your planning and/or negotiation process.

  • Registration priority for this event goes to First Nations without LEAs. Others will be waitlisted and accommodated if space permits.
  • Travel reimbursement is available for up to two representatives per First Nations community. See additional details on the next pages.

The gathering will share information to equip First Nations to negotiate effective LEAs that target key topics such as graduation, community-specific data, alternate education, attendance, transportation, and special needs.

It is our hope that this gathering will result in more First Nations achieving meaningful LEAs and contribute to increased achievement for First Nations students in BC public schools.

LEA Questions:  Christian González, LEA Manager at christiang@fnesc.ca  Toll-free 1-877-422-3672

Registration and Event Questions: David Ward, Events Coordinator at davidw@fnesc.ca Toll-free 1-877-422-3672


Breakfast: 8:30 am; meeting 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.

Hotel Accommodation

All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation.

There is a hotel block available at the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown, 1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1R2.  Call (604) 623–6866 quoting group code “FNE” or use the online booking link.

The hotel is only reimbursed up to the negotiated rate of $115/night plus tax. Please book by February 27th for the negotiated rate. Even if you are only waitlisted, it is recommended that you book by February 27th.

Travel Reimbursement

Travel/hotel reimbursement is available for up to two representatives per First Nations community.

When you register online, you will receive an automatic email confirming your registration. This email is not a confirmation that you are eligible for travel reimbursement.

A travel claim form will be provided at the event, and a sample is available on the events listing page. It includes a summary of FNESC finance policies on the back.

You will only be reimbursed for “most economical” mode of travel.

Individuals eligible for travel reimbursement living more than one hour or 90 km from the event location can apply for one night of hotel reimbursed at the negotiated rate.

After the event, mail your travel claim to FNESC post-marked within 15 days of the event. You must include original receipts for hotel, ferry, airplane, taxi and parking.

Please do not claim breakfasts or lunches on the meeting day. They are provided.


Event Resources


  • BC First Nations community representatives are eligible to attend. LEAs are relevant to communities with students in K-12 BC public schools and/or independent schools.
  • Registration preference will be given to representatives of communities without LEAs. All others will be waitlisted.
  • Registration is free for all participants.
  • In total, 100 seats are available..

Sample Travel Claim Form that includes a summary of FNESC policies on the reverse.   Note that for this event, claims must be received within 15 days due to our fiscal year end.

For questions, please contact the Event Coordinator