About the First Nations Parents Club
The First Nations Parents Club was created to acknowledge and support the key role of parents in ensuring educational success for their children. It provides parents with information, support, and rewards for their efforts. This initiative involves the organization of locally-based Parents Clubs in First Nations communities in British Columbia.
The First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association jointly coordinate the First Nations Parents Club, which has approximately 80 member clubs across the province.
- Learn how to start a First Nations Parents Club or update Update your Club membership with the annual contact form (required each year). Due September 28, 2018.
First Nations schools! Do you already have a parent advisory group or PAC? If they sign up with the First Nations Parents Club, not only will they get club resources like the calendar, newsletter and items to use to recognize the efforts of parents, they may also qualify for the annual Parents Club grant to support club activities and guest speakers. Clubs are also invited to attend the First Nations Parents Club Conferences, with free registration and travel benefits. Parents Club Grant information will be forwarded in September. Grant Applications due October 12, 2018.
What is your club up to? Send us an update and we’ll send your club books, board games or other items that you can use to promote your club locally. Email us
The First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association are the coordinators of the First Nations Parents Club.
BC Community Gaming Grants – Available to Parents Clubs
BC Community Gaming Grants are now available for First Nations schools’ Parents Clubs and Parents Clubs of First Nations students attending public schools. Allocations for First Nations schools’ Parents Clubs will be based on nominal roll numbers ($20 per student) and only one grant will be allocated per school. See the program guidelines for further information. Ivy Shaughnessy, Aboriginal Capacity Support for Community Gaming Grants with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres is also available to provide information.