Cancellation of FNSA Conference 2020

April 15, 2020

In follow-up to the earlier notice, all registrants have been contacted by email regarding reimbursement processes.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mary Jane Del Rosario at

March 11, 2020

Dear FNSA Conference Registrants and Guests,

Due to the evolving developments regarding COVID-19, we regret to inform you that the First Nations Schools Association Authorized Representatives Meeting (April 2nd) and the FNSA Conference and AGM (April 3-4th) have been cancelled as the health and safety of you and your students, colleagues and communities is paramount.

We will share details on registration fee reimbursement and travel cancellation fees soon and appreciate your patience as we establish these processes.

We will be exploring options for holding our Annual General Meeting at a future date, and will communicate information on that to Authorized Representatives once plans are finalized.

At this time, we would appreciate your help to ensure that any individuals you have assisted with registration and travel arrangements receive this notice and take the appropriate next steps, including cancelling their flights, ferries and hotel rooms.

With the cancellation of the event, all room bookings at the Westin Bayshore will be cancelled automatically. If you still plan on travelling and would like to keep your reservation, please contact the Westin Bayshore by calling toll-free 1-800-937-8461 or local 604-682-3377. For those with room bookings elsewhere, please contact your hotel directly to cancel your booking.

With regards to your event registration, you do not need to contact the FNSA or CivicInfo to cancel, as we will do that automatically.

We regret the cancellation and understand that this news will be disappointing and disruptive for you, as it is for us, and we offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

On behalf of the FNSA Board of Directors, we wish all of you a safe, healthy and well deserved spring break.


Edith Loring-Kuhanga, B. Ed., M. Ed.
President, First Nations Schools Association