For simplicity, the FNPC uses the term “parents,” but the Club intends the term to be inclusive of grandparents, family members, and other caregivers who contribute to the lives of First Nations children.
Parents Clubs can be structured according to local needs. Most Clubs are informal; they often involve regular opportunities for members to share their support and ideas. Some Clubs hold meetings focused on particular themes, inviting guest speakers to provide information on topics of interest. Clubs may occasionally organize field trips to places such as post-secondary institutions, educational toy stores, or cultural centres.
The First Nations Schools Association and the First Nations Education Steering Committee jointly deliver the First Nations Parents Club, which has approximately 80-member clubs across the province.
See full details in the First Nation Parent Club (FNPC) Overview.