The BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA) sets the foundation for further growth and changes to support the growth of our BC First Nations education system.  Those changes include new funding commitments, new First Nations education commitments from Canada and BC, Language and Culture funding for First Nation Schools, continuation of our Special Education Program, and important Nominal Roll changes.

Key Resources

BCTEA BC First Nations Education Funding Handbook 2020-2021 explains the Indigenous Services Canada’s BCTEA Funding Detail Budget Report Table that is sent to First Nations each year.

Learn about student transportation relating to public schools.

2020-21 Funding Estimator Tool calculates First Nations Schools’ Funding Allocations using individual enrolment data and factors that apply specifically to each school.  Corresponding BCTEA Funding Estimator Tool Instructions are available. Note that this tool provides an estimate only based on historical information  Actual funding amounts may differ.

BCTEA and Schedules

Support to First Nations Schools and Communities

For questions about BCTEA, you are welcome to contact Jan Haugen, Manager of Executive Services, FNESC  Toll-free in BC 1-877-422-3672

If you have questions about your specific funding allocation, please contact your Funding Services Officer.

You are also welcome to contact the Education Program Advisor, Department of Indigenous Services Canada