2018 Regional Sessions Schedule

Kelowna, October 4-5, 2018, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort  
Prince Rupert, October 10-11, 2018, Crest Hotel 
Kamloops, November 6-7, 2018, Sandman Signature 
Nanaimo, November 15-16, 2018, Best Western Dorchester
Cranbrook, November 28-29, 2018, St. Eugene Golf Resort
Prince George, December 13 -14, 2018, Courtyard by Marriott  REGISTER
Vancouver, January 9-10, 2019, Pinnacle Harbourfront  REGISTER

About Regional Sessions

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) invites you to the annual Regional Sessions to learn about the new BC Tripartite Education Agreement (TEA) and the work of our partners, and to engage in a meaningful dialogue about First Nations education.

FNESC and its education partners annually report on their activities and important First Nations education issues at a series of workshops known as Regional Sessions. They represent a fundamental component of FNESC’s efforts to maintain accountability to First Nations in BC, to discuss emerging issues with a range of education stakeholders and partners, and to facilitate input from community and school representatives. They are also intended to support the capacity of BC First Nations to address education issues.

Draft Agenda

Day 1:

BC TEA – Public Schools, LEAs, Transportation, Accountability; Jurisdiction; and Post-Secondary. Also presentations (tbc) by the Ministry of Education and Department of Indigenous Services Canada.

Day 2:

BC TEA – First Nation Schools, including Language & Culture, Information and Communications Technology, Transportation Capital, and Adults; Special Education Program, Second and Third Level Services; BC TEA Funding Handbook, and updates.

Background materials and a draft agenda will be available in advance to support discussions.

Event Contact

Ellen Hartnett, Administrative Assistant
1-877-422-3672  email

Eligibility to Attend

Day 1: representatives from BC First Nations communities, schools, public schools, school districts are all welcome to attend.
Day 2: only 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 First Nations leadership representative (e.g. Chief or Band Council member with education portfolio

2. an education technician representative (e.g. education coordinator, principal or Finance Department representative)

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.

Schedule

Meeting 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Breakfast provided (8:00 am) and lunch (12:00 pm) provided.

Accommodation

Kelowna, October 4-5, 2018, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna. Rooms from $189+tx. Book by Sept. 4. Quote “FNESC Regional Session.” Reservations: 1-888-236-2427

Prince Rupert, October 10-11, 2018, Crest Hotel, 222 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert.  Rooms from $115+tx.  Book early to avoid disappointment.  Quote “FNESC.” Reservations:  250-624-6771

Kamloops, November 6-7, 2018, Sandman Signature, 225 Lorne Street, Kamloops. Rooms from $115+tx. Quote Group 147428.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Reservations:  250-377-7263

Nanaimo, November 15-16, 2018, Best Western Dorchester, 70 Church St, Nanaimo. Rooms from $139. Book by Oct. 14Online booking

Cranbrook, November 28-29, 2018, St. Eugene Golf Resort, 7777 Mission Rd., Cranbrook.  Rooms from $89+tx. Book by Oct. 26. Quote “FNESC.” Reservations: 250-420-2000

Prince George, December 13 -14, 2018, Courtyard by Marriott Prince George, 900 Brunswick Street, Prince George.  Rooms from $115+tx. Book by Nov. 21. Online booking

Vancouver, January 9-10, 2019, Pinnacle Harbourfront, 1133 W. Hastings, Vancouver. Rooms from $149+tx.  Book by Dec. 14.  Online booking