The First Nations Parents Club was established to recognize and support the important role that parents play in their children’s education.

For simplicity, the club uses the term “parents,” but the Club intends the term to be inclusive of grandparents, family members, and other caregivers who contribute to the lives of First Nations children.

Parents Clubs can be structured according to local needs. Most Clubs are informal; they often involve regular opportunities for members to share their support and ideas. Some Clubs hold meetings focused on particular themes, inviting guest speakers to provide information on topics of interest. Clubs may occasionally organize field trips to places such as post-secondary institutions, or cultural centres.

The First Nations Schools Association and the First Nations Education Steering Committee jointly deliver the First Nations Parents Club.


Any group of First Nations parents, caregivers, and guardians who are formally affiliated with a First Nation in British Columbia can register with the First Nations Parents Club.

Consent forms

There are prizes for clubs that send photos and updates. For photo/video/artwork, the adult consent form and student consent forms are required.

Parents Club Grants Guidelines

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) are pleased to announce continued support for First Nations Parents Club activities through grants of up to $6,250.00. Grants can only be provided to parent clubs that are associated with a BC First Nation or First Nations school. A maximum of one grant will be allocated per First Nation per year. For more details, please see the guidelines below.

The proposal form deadline is Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

Related Resources

The Parent Toolkit has been created by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association to support the importance of parental involvement in education.

The current edition is a draft for Review and Feedback.

FNESC and FNSA have prepared the resource, Suggestions for Families: Supporting Learning at Home, to share ideas intended to help families provide learning opportunities for their children. Families are encouraged to adapt these suggestions as they see fit.


For questions, Club registrations and annual updates, and sharing photos and news, please contact us:
Coordinator, Parent and Community Engagement, FNESC Toll-free at 1-877-422-3672 T: 604-925-6087 F: 604-925-6097