November 20, 2023
Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, Vancouver BC

In 2018, Canada, BC, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) signed the BC Tripartite Education Agreement (BCTEA).

BCTEA’s primary purpose is to support successful educational outcomes of all First Nation students. This is achieved through systematic shifts that provide high quality and culturally relevant programs, as well as sufficient and responsive funding for First Nations students and schools. BCTEA also recommitted Canada and BC to work together, with FNESC and FNSA on ensuring that the agreement’s core objectives would be achieved.

BCTEA is set to expire in 2025, and in preparation for renegotiations with Canada and BC, FNESC has been working on several important First Nations education issues to further advance BC First Nations education system and continue support First Nation student success.

About the Meeting

Representatives of First Nations are invited to the British Columbia Tripartite Education Agreement Update Meeting in Vancouver. At the meeting, we will discuss our recent projects and research to
advance the current BCTEA commitments and to update First Nations on the work done to prepare for the next tripartite agreement.
Topics of the meeting will center around research regarding First Nations’ school capital, including an overview of phase 1 seismic assessments and general condition assessments, and preliminary developments of a First Nations’ school capital funding model, public school transportation research and other updates.

Eligibility to attend

One representative per BC First Nation is eligible to attend.

Due to space limitations, this event will have a maximum capacity of 140.


* Advance registration is required as space is limited.


Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel , 1133 W. Hastings

Book by calling (604) 689-9211 and quoting “BCTEA Update Meeting” or using the online booking link

Room rates from $195 plus tax

Book by October 19, 2023 for the negotiated (reimbursable) rate.


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


Travel is reimbursable for one representative per BC First Nations community (Band). See link to the sample travel claim (including policies).

Health and Safety

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell. Only registered participants are eligible to attend. Family and friends cannot attend the event at any time, including for meals. The decision to attend in-person events is a personal one and it should be made in consideration of your individual risk factors and vulnerabilities.

Event Contact

Jenna MacIver, Coordinator, Executive Services and Jurisdiction Preparation,

P: 604-925-6087 ext. 163