Provincial TEFA Renewal Gathering
February 27, 2017
Vancouver, Coast Plaza Hotel
Eligibility to Attend: representatives of BC First Nations communities can attend. Advance registration is required.
We recommend attendance by two representatives per First Nation:
1. a political representative (i.e. Band Council member with the education portfolio or Chief)
2. an education technical representative (i.e. education coordinator or principal)
Travel expense reimbursement: available for up to two representatives per BC First Nations community (Band) to attend. Space permitting, additional representatives can attend but their travel/hotel will not be reimbursed.
Schedule: meeting 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; breakfast and lunch provided. Breakfast 8:30 am. Lunch provided.
Hotel: a room block is available at the Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver by calling 1-800-663-1144 and quoting “Provincial TEFA Renewal Gathering” or the group code CPS-GFC3796954. Hotel is only reimbursed up to the negotiated rate of $107 plus tax. Book by Feb. 15, 2017 for the negotiated rate.
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.