The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is hosting regional Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Coordinator Workshops to facilitate professional development and information sharing.

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These workshops provide information related to the administration of the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and the University and College Entrance Preparation program, such as identifying changes in the federal guidelines and sharing suggestions to improve post-secondary administration.

Travel is reimbursable for one individual per BC First Nations community to attend their nearest session.

Schedule

January 27, 2017  Terrace, Kitsumkalum Hall  REGISTRATION
February 3, 2017  Kamloops, Coast Kamloops Hotel  REGISTRATION
February 7, 2017  Nanaimo, Coast Bastion Inn  REGISTRATION
February 10, 2017  Prince George, Coast Inn of the North  REGISTRATION
February 24, 2017 Vancouver, Coast Plaza Hotel  REGISTRATION

Draft Agenda

  • Administration of the PSSSP and UCEPP
  • Changes to federal guidelines
  • Provincial Aboriginal PSE policy and programs
  • Student funding sources
  • Local Operating Guidelines Toolkit (updated)
  • Challenges and effective practices

Hotel Accommodation

All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation.

When booking, quote FNESC Workshop or booking code to get the negotiated rate. See the “Book by” dates below.

Terrace, Holiday Inn Express, Terrace P: 778-634-3977 – Book by January 9th ($152.95/night) (note the meeting venue is the Kitsumkalum Hall – 14295 Hwy 16 W)

Kamloops, Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, P: 250-828-6660 – Book by Jan. 13th using booking code CKH-GFC5884 ($100/night)

Nanaimo, Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, P: 250-753-6601 – Book by Jan. 15th using booking code CBI-GFC16208 ($117/night)

Prince George, Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street, P: 250-563‐0121 – Book by Jan. 24th using booking code CIN-GFC12261 ($115/night)

Vancouver, Coast Plaza, 1763 Comox Street, P: 604-688‐7711 – Book by Feb. 10th using booking code CPS-GFC3796744 ($107/night)

Travel Reimbursement

One person per First Nations community (Band) can claim travel reimbursement to attend their nearest (or most economical) session.

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 at www.fnesc.ca/events-listing/ for use by those eligible. It includes a summary of FNESC finance policies on side 2.

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 30 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, as they will be provided.

 

Have a safe trip and thank you for your participation!

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Event Resources

Eligibility: PSE Coordinators or workers responsible for administering INAC PSSSP & UCEPP funding in their BC First Nations community are eligible to attend.

Travel expense reimbursement is available for up to two representatives per BC First Nations community (Band) to attend their nearest session.

Sample Travel Claim Form that includes a summary of FNESC policies on the reverse.  Travel claims must be received within 30 days of the event.

For questions, please contact the Event Coordinator