Guiding Your Child’s Educational Journey: A Workshop for Parents

Kamloops, Feb. 19, 2020  REGISTER
Nanaimo, Feb. 26, 2020  REGISTER
Prince Rupert, Mar. 3, 2020 REGISTER

Vancouver, Mar. 10, 2020  REGISTER
Prince George, Mar. 12, 2020  REGISTER

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It is never too early – and never too late – to begin thinking carefully about where our children want to go in terms of their career paths and the education they need to get there.

At this workshop, parents will learn about the following:

  • How to connect with the school
  • Making wise course choices in secondary school
  • Dogwood graduation requirements
  • Planning the graduation year
  • Choosing a post-secondary institute and program
  • Exploring career and education options
  • Funding options for post-secondary

Parents will also receive a copy of the recently-updated Career Journeys Guide for Parents and Students, which was developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association.  This handbook provides tools and information to help teens plan for secondary and post-secondary education so that they are ready to pursue their career goals.  

Event Contact

Barb O’Neill, Executive Assistant, SEP and Instructional Services
P: 604-925-6087 / 1-877-422-3672

Eligibility to Attend

Parents of First Nations students are eligible to attend.  The term “parents” is intended to be inclusive of parents, grandparents, family members and other caregivers.  Advance registration is required. Maximum 25 people per workshop.

Travel Expenses

Travel is reimbursable for up to 2 representatives per BC First Nations community (Band) as well as 2 parents per First Nations Parents Club, to attend their nearest (or most economical) workshop.

A maximum of 1 night of hotel accommodation will be reimbursed.

See the sample travel claim form which includes policies on the reverse.  Please use travel claim included in meeting kit when submitting for reimbursement.


Meeting 5:00-8:00 pm. Dinner and door prizes provided.  


All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation.

When booking, quote FNESC or stated booking code to get the negotiated rates below. Book early for the best rates.

Kamloops, Sandman Signature Hotel, 225 Lorne St, Reservations: (250) 377-7263 Quote 219 902 for the negotiated rate $108+tx Book by Feb. 11, 2020 map

Nanaimo, The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Rd, Reservations: (250) 758-3000 Negotiated rate $145+tx Book by Feb. 4, 2020 map

Prince Rupert, Crest Hotel, 222 1st Ave W, Reservations: (250) 624-6771 Quote FNESC Negotiated rate $145+tx Book by Feb. 24, 2020 map

Vancouver, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W Hastings St, Reservations: 1-844-337-3118 or (604) 689-9211 Book online Negotiated rate $159+tx map

Prince George, Courtyard by Marriott, 900 Brunswick St, Reservations: (250) 596-6274 or Book online Negotiated rate $129+tx Book by Feb. 11, 2020 map