Workshop Schedule

Nanaimo, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2019  Best Western Dorchester 
Prince George, Feb. 13-14, 2019  Courtyard by Marriott 
Kamloops, Feb. 27-28, 2019  Sandman Signature 
Vancouver, Mar. 7-8,  2019   Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront 
Terrace, Mar. 13-14, 2019  Kitsumkalum Hall  REGISTER

About the Workshops

The First Nations Education Steering Committee is hosting two-day regional Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Coordinator Workshops to facilitate professional development, update communities on recent developments in post-secondary, and to seek direction on FNESC’s ongoing PSE advocacy.

See the Event Flyer.

These workshops provide information related to the administration of the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and the University and College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEPP), such as identifying issues and necessary changes to the National Program Guidelines and sharing suggestions and best practices related to the administration of post-secondary funding.

We will also be discussing and seeking input related to the development of a BC-Specific Post-Secondary Education Model, which will encompass both federal and provincial funding. This input will be critical to informing the development of a regional model that could include funding, policy, and program delivery models for four streams: students, First Nations-established institutes, community-based program delivery, and a responsive public post-secondary system.

Featured Agenda Topics

  • Administration of the PSSSP and UCEPP
  • Local Operating Guidelines Toolkit
  • Provincial PSE policy, programs and initiatives
  • Other funding sources
  • Challenges and best practices
  • PSE application and reporting practices
  • Development of a BC-Specific PSE Model including:
    – Student funding;
    – First Nations-established institutes;
    – Community-based program delivery; and
    – A responsive public post-secondary system.
  • Aboriginal PSE and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan Refresh

Event Contact

Sarah Lefebvre 1-877-422-3672  email

Eligibility to Attend

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

Travel Expenses

Travel is reimbursable for one individual per BC First Nations community to attend their nearest or most economical workshop, including two nights’ accommodation.

See the sample travel claim form which includes policies on the reverse.


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


All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation.

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

  • Terrace, Best Western Terrace Inn, 4553 Greig Ave, $139+tx, booking code: FNESC Group, book by: Feb. 15, 2019, P: 1-800-488-1989