The Special Education Program (SEP) supports First Nation schools to provide students high-quality, inclusive education services.  FNESC and the FNSA are also active in research and in policy discussions with the federal government to continue special education support to First Nation schools.

First Nation schools can request services from the FNESC/FNSA Special Education Team.

Toll-free: 1-855-250-5083  specialed@fnesc.ca

Upcoming Events

Special Education Virtual Regional Workshops
September 10, 2020 – Northern Region
September 14, 2020 – Central Interior
September 15, 2020 – Lower Mainland
September 17, 2020 – Coastal Regions


Google Read & Write Follow-Up, September 17, 2020

Learning Assistance Teachers’ Network (LAT Network) Events
Functional Behaviour Assessment, September 29, 2020
Behaviour Intervention Plan, October 6, 2020

SEP Program

SEP Guidebook 2020 – 2021

Updated Guidebook coming soon.

Key Program Dates

Workplan due Sept. 25, 2020
2020/21 Second Level Services Request Oct. 9, 2020
Additional High Cost funding Oct. 15, 2020
Second Call- Additional High Cost funding Jan. 22, 2021
Interim Report Feb. 12, 2021
Final Report May 14, 2021
2021/22 Second Level Services Request June 11, 2021

Additional Resources

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE) is a collection of evidence-informed anxiety prevention and resilience-building resources for use with students in grades K-7. These stand-alone resources align with BC curriculum and are designed to benefit all children by fitting into existing classroom routines and practices.

Mental Health First Aid is training designed to give educators and members of the public the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, decreases stigmatizing attitudes, and helps individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.