Provincial TEFA Renewal Gathering

March 12, 2018, Vancouver
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

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Since 2012, Canada, BC, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) have been implementing the Tripartite Education Framework Agreement (TEFA).

Unique in Canada, TEFA is a 5-year agreement signed in 2012 with the primary purpose of improving achievement rates for First Nation students in BC. It also provides a flexible funding model for First Nations schools in BC, 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 was originally set to expire in March 31, 2017 but it was extended by the partiies to allow the Government of Canada to secure an appropriate mandate for its renewal.

About the Meeting

Representatives of First Nations communities are invited to this the Provincial TEFA Renewal Gathering in Vancouver. At the meeting, we will discuss recent TEFA advances and next steps toward implementation.
Discussion will centre on plans for TEFA renewal and how to implement the components of TEFA, including school transportation, technology, First Nations language and culture, adult and special education, and second level services.


A room block is available at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, 1133 W. Hastings. Book online or call (604) 689-9211 quoting block #1919700  (TEFA Renewal Meeting).

Book by February 23, 2018 for the negotiated (reimbursable) rate of $149+tx.

Event Contact

Email the event contact   P: 1-877-422-3672

Eligibility to Attend

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

We recommend two representatives per First Nations community attend.

  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)


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

Travel Reimbursement

Travel claims due by April 10, 2018 (earlier than the usual 30 day period)

Two representatives per BC First Nations community (Band) can claim travel reimbursement. See the sample travel claim, which has a summary of policies on page two.