Provincial TEFA Renewal Gathering

There are currently no events scheduled.

Recent TEFA Engagement Events:

  • Regional Sessions in 5 communities (Fall 2016)
  • Provincial Gathering (Oct. 28, 2016)
  • Provincial Gathering, Languages Focus Day (Jan. 27, 2017)
  • Provincial Gathering for First Nations Schools Authorized Reps and First Nations Chief/Council Reps (Feb. 9, 2017)
  • Provincial Gathering (Feb. 27, 2017)

Event Resources

Eligibility to attend and claim travel reimbursement: See the event flyer for each event for details.

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


What is TEFA?

Since 2012, Canada, BC, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) have been implementing TEFA, which is a 5-year agreement with the primary purpose of improving achievement rates for First Nation students in BC.

TEFA provides a flexible funding model for First Nations schools, based on the provincial public education funding formula, with specific adaptations. TEFA also commits Canada and BC to consult on legislation and policy changes that impact First Nations education, including students in First Nations and public schools.

TEFA is due to expire in March 2017 and the First Nations Languages Focus Day is an opportunity to learn about the TEFA renewal efforts and provide feedback regarding First Nations language education in TEFA.


For registration questions, please contact us.

For more information about TEFA, including the TEFA Funding Estimator User Manual and TEFA School Handbook, visit the TEFA page.