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

Upcoming Events

Registration is open for Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE) Training, April 13 and 20, 2021, 3:00 to 4:00 pm (by Zoom). See the flyer for details and visit our events listing for additional events.

Special Education Program 2020 – 2021

Key Dates and Resources

Workplan due Sept. 25, 2020 Tab 2A
2020/21 Second Level Services Request Oct. 9, 2020 Tab 8A
Additional High Cost funding Oct. 15, 2020 Tab 4A
Second Call- Additional High Cost funding Jan. 22, 2021
Interim Report Feb. 12, 2021 Tab 6A
Final Report May 14, 2021 Tab 7A
2021/22 Second Level Services Request June 11, 2021

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.