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.
Parents Club Conference 2020
- Register now for the First Nations Parents Club Conference, happening February 4-5, 2020, Richmond, BC. See the Registration Form and Registration Guide. Each First Nations Parents Club is eligible to register up to 2 parents for the conference and conference capacity is 140 parents. Additional parents may be waitlisted. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and travel reimbursement is provided – see details in the Registration. Please note the hotel booking deadline of January 14, 2020 and book accommodation using the online booking link
More Club News
- The First Nations Parents Club is continuing its support for community-based club activities through grants of up to $1,000 to help achieve the club’s goal of supporting First Nations parents and the important role they play in the education of their children. For 2019/2020, the grant application deadline was November 15, 2019. News about the 2020/2021 grants is scheduled to be released in fall 2020.
- We are seeking photos for this year’s Parents Club Calendar! Please email them and include the image consent form ( or adult consent form or Student Consent Form). There are prizes for participating clubs.
- Learn how to start a First Nations Parents Club or update Update your Club membership with the annual contact form (required each year).
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.