The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2023-2024 Cooperative Education Program (COOP) for First Nations Schools.
A few key activities of the COOP are, but not limited to:

  • Job shadowing opportunities for participating students
  • Role model/guest speaker presentations to promote careers and education planning
  • Student training to promote job access, etc.

First Nation Schools in BC with grades 7 to 12 are eligible to apply. Please find attached the 23-24 COOP Guidelines and Proposal Form.

Proposals are due by Friday, September 29, 2023, by email to If you have any questions or require any additional support please contact

Program Resources

  1. 2023-2024 COOP Guidelines
  2. 2023-2024 COOP Proposal Form (Fillable)