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.
More Club News
- The report deadline for 2019-2020 Parents Club Grants is extended to August 31, 2020. See the update.
- FNESC and FNSA have prepared the following resource, Suggestions for Families: Supporting Learning at Home, to share ideas intended to help families provide learning opportunities for their children. Families are encouraged to use and adapt these suggestions as they see fit.
- 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. News about the 2020/2021 grants is scheduled to be released in fall 2020.
- We are always photos for the next 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.
- Thanks to all of the clubs that attended the Parents Club conference on February 4-5, 2020! For reference, see the Conference Program
- 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.