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First Nation Schools Information Technology (IT) Systems: Information Sharing Session and Toolkit Launch, June 7, 2024, Richmond

26 April 2024

June 7, 2024
The Westin Wall Centre, Richmond, BC

In-Person and Virtual

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) are pleased to announce an exciting hybrid information-sharing opportunity for principals of First Nation schools. This event is intended for principals who are interested in building their capacity to lead and oversee their Information Technology (IT) systems.

During the session, a new IT Toolkit for First Nation Schools will be shared, which includes information related to:
• IT security
• Data security and management
• Optimizing and maintaining internet networks
• Asset management (including device replacement planning)
• Creating an IT plan

This session will provide an overview of the new Toolkit. It will also provide opportunities for participants to connect with each other and with our IT support staff.
In this event, we will also share information about funding to support IT, including funding in the BCTEA funding formula, as well as new One-Time Information Technology Systems Upgrade Grants for BC First Nation Schools. The event will describe the grant proposal process and will allow for questions and answers about eligible activities and proposal suggestions. Note: information about the grant proposal process will be sent to all schools before the end of April 2024.


Participants can attend virtually or in-person, please indicate how you would like to attend on the registration form.

There is limited space for in-person participants, so please register early if you would like to attend in person. If in-person registration is full, we will maintain a waitlist.


Eligibility and Travel Expenses

For those who are attending in-person, FNESC and FNSA will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses, as well as food and incidentals for one principal per First Nation school. Additional participants may register but will not be eligible for reimbursement. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the event and are not reimbursable.


  • The Westin Wall Centre, 3099 Corvette Way Richmond, BC V6X 4K3
  • Room rate from $369+tax
  • Reservations: Booking link
  • Book by May 7, 2024


A booking link will be shared with eligible participants once registration is confirmed.


Workshop: 9:00am to 2:00pm. Breakfast (8:00am) and lunch are provided.


Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell. Only registered participants are eligible to attend. Family and friends cannot attend the event at any time, including for meals.  The decision to attend in-person events is personal and should be made considering your individual risk factors and vulnerabilities.


For event enquiries, please contact