October 15, 2018, Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

The First Nations Education Steering Committee invites First Nations to a gathering to discuss the development of a BC-specific Post-Secondary Education (PSE) model.

In particular, we will discuss development of BC-specific guidelines, policy, and funding for students, institutes and community-based delivery. This follows the recent federal review of PSE programming and the recent AFN resolution, which creates the space for BC to develop its own regional PSE model. Given the alignment between federal and provincial policy with respect to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (TRC) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), there is an unprecedented opportunity to explore the responsibilities and contributions of the provincial and federal government and significantly advance First Nations PSE in BC. The gathering will explore funding, policy and program delivery models for three streams: First Nations institutes, communities and students.

Discussions may also include other provincial policies and programs.


Registration link

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Event Contact

Sarah Lefebvre, Administrative Assistant
sarahl@fnesc.ca 1-877-422-3672


See the Presentation and Meeting Kit from the October 15, 2018 PSE Gathering held in Vancouver.

Eligibility to Attend

Representatives of BC First Nations communities are eligible to attend.  Advance registration is required.

We recommend that two representatives per First Nation attend

  1. a political representative (i.e. Chief or Band Council member with the PSE portfolio)
  2. an education technical representative (i.e. post-secondary coordinator, First Nations institute staff)

Travel Expenses

Travel is reimbursable for up to two representatives per BC First Nations community (Band) to attend.  See the sample travel claim form which includes policies on the reverse.


Meeting 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Breakfast provided (8:30 am) and lunch provided.


Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 W. Hastings, Vancouver
Rate: from $239+tax
Reservations: 604-689-9211
Online booking link
Book by September 21, 2018