Education plays an important role in enabling First Nation individuals and communities to reach their full potential and achieve a high quality of life. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) works closely with several organizations in British Columbia to improve the school success of Aboriginal students. Two key organisations which administer First Nations education in BC are the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) .
AANDC's partnerships to support First Nations education in BC include:
- Tripartite Education Committee
Through the Tripartite Education Committee, AANDC works with the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the provincial Ministry of Education (MOE) to enhance the success of Aboriginal students in BC. The committee is committed to engaging with other education organisations to improve Aboriginal education in BC. The committee's efforts have resulted in creative, coordinated approaches to Aboriginal education.
- Education Partners Committee
The Education Partners Committee includes:
The Committee is unique in Canada, bringing together key partners to address important issues such as Aboriginal teacher recruitment and retention, employment equity, and anti-racism awareness through workshops and training events, working groups and toolkits. For more information about the committee, see their newsletter .
To learn more about partnerships that support First Nations education in BC, visit Links/Partnerships.
For further information on education programs and services, we invite you to visit the links above or vist Aboriginal Learning Links .