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 in BC.

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

For further information, please contact the Special Education Department at

Special Education Program

Workplan and Reporting are completed online through SEP DRUMS:

Second Level Service and Additional High Cost Applications are completed online:

Key Dates and Resources

Key Dates Summary Tab 1B
SEP Handbook Tab 1C Handbook
SEP Workplan due Sept. 24, 2021 Tab 2A Workplan Instructions
2021/22 Second Level Services Request Oct. 8, 2021 Tab 8A Instructions
Additional High Cost funding Oct. 20, 2021 Tab 4A Instructions
Second Call – Additional High Cost funding Jan. 21, 2022
Interim Report Feb. 10, 2022 Tab 6A Instructions
Final Report May 12, 2022 Tab 7A Instructions
2022/23 Second Level Services Request June 9, 2022

Smart Goal Template
IEP Template

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.