The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is pleased to announce its 2022-23 Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Coordinator Workshops. These sessions are intended to support community capacity-building in PSE and provide an opportunity for engagement with First Nations on key initiatives underway in post-secondary, in particular the development of the BC First Nations Tripartite PSE Model.

These workshops will be held in-person between November 2022 and January 2023. Each workshop will be conducted over two full-day sessions. A virtual training session will be held for those who cannot attend an in-person workshop


The intended audience is staff within First Nations with responsibility for post-secondary. Representatives from BC First Nations/Tribal Councils may attend. Participation is limited to one representative per First Nation or Tribal Council. Register early, as space is limited.

Travel Expenses

Travel is reimbursable for up to one representative per BC First Nation (Band) or Tribal Council to attend their nearest session. See the link to the sample travel claim (including policies).

Registration (In-Person Sessions)

Terrace, November 1-2, 2022
Best Western Terrace Inn

Nanaimo, November 9-10, 2022
The Grand Hotel Nanaimo

Prince George, November 14-15, 2022
Courtyard by Marriott

Kamloops, November 30-December 1, 2022
Best Western Premier Aberdeen

Richmond, January 19-20, 2023
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Registration (Virtual Session)

Zoom Virtual Workshop, January 26-27, 2023


Please note that each venue has limited capacity – once you have received your confirmation of registration for the PSE Coordinator Workshop you are attending, please book your hotel room directly (if required) using the information found below.

Terrace, Best Western Terrace Inn
Room rate $140 + taxes & fees
Guests can book directly by calling 250-635-0083 quoting “First Nations Education Steering Committee”.
Booking Deadline: October 4, 2022

Nanaimo, The Grand Hotel Nanaimo
Room rate $135 + taxes & fees
Guests can book directly by calling 1-250-758-3000 quoting “First Nations Education Steering Committee”
Booking Deadline: October 26, 2022

Prince George, Courtyard by Marriott
Room rate $129 + taxes & fees
Guests can book directly by calling 1-250-596-6274 quoting “FNESC group block”
Booking Deadline: October 15, 2022

Kamloops, Best Western Premier Aberdeen
Room rate $145 + taxes & fees
Guests can book directly by calling 250-374-4144 quoting “First Nations Education Steering Committee”
Booking Deadline: November 15, 2022

Richmond, Sheraton Airport Hotel Richmond
Room rate $189 + taxes & fees
Booking Link
Booking Deadline: December 28, 2022


Meeting 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Breakfast (8:30 am) and lunch provided.

Agenda Highlights (draft)

  • Administration of the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program and changes to the National Program Guidelines
  • Tools and strategies for implementing effective Local Operating Guidelines
  • Sharing of best practices related to supporting students and administering post-secondary funding
  • The implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act in relation to First Nations post-secondary education
  • Discussion on ongoing work on the development of the BC First Nations Tripartite Post-Secondary Education Model.
  • Sharing of information on other key First Nations post-secondary initiatives.

Health and Safety

As per our health and safety processes, we ask that you 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

Olivia Takaoka, Administrative Assistant