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TUTORING & MENTORING
The Indigenous Tutoring & Mentoring Program provides free support and guidance to Indigenous children, teenagers, and students as they pursue their academic and personal goals.
SD57 INDIGENOUS EDUCATION CALENDAR
Check here for important dates! We will be updating this calendar regularly. We will include events within our district and from in our local communities. If you have any other information that you would like included on the calendar please e-mail: email@example.com,ca
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211 BRITISH COLUMBIA
About 211 British Columbia
211 is a free and confidential service that connects people to helpful and vital resources in their community.
We provide information and referral to a broad range of community, government, and social services that assist with:
basic needs like food and shelter,
mental health and addictions support,
legal and financial assistance,
support for seniors, and much more.
Attendance Works has parent flyers, school handouts, key messages and fact sheets designed to help schools and parents improve student attendance at school.
KIDS HELP PHONE
Kids Help Phone (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Canada) 1-800-668-6868
SEVENTH GENERATION CLUB
Seventh Generation Club encourages First Nations students to stay in school and attend regularly, while encouraging them to study hard and prepare for their futures. It is free to join.
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HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The First Nations Health Authority has some resources that maybe be helpful for parents and for club meetings, including resources about children’s oral health, Jordan’s Principle, traditional foods fact sheets, Parents as First Teachers, and Healthy Food Guidelines for First Nations Communities.
CAREER JOURNEYS ROLE MODEL PROGRAM
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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in B.C. only
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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
First Peoples’ Cultural Council supports the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture in BC and provides funding and resources to communities. It includes resources such as the Language Status Report and Language Fact Sheets.
KUU-US CRISIS LINE SOCIETY
KUU-US Crisis Line Society First Nations and Aboriginal Specific crisis line available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Adults/Elders (250-723-4050), Child/Youth (250-723-2040), Toll Free Line (1-800-588-8717)
ABORIGINAL LEARNING LINKS
Aboriginal Learning Links offers resources to help your child pursue or continue colleague or university studies in BC, including information on budgeting, scholarships, housing, on-campus services and more.
Erasebullying.ca has reporting tools and resources about bullying.
INDIGENOUS ADULT AND HIGHER LEARNING ASSOCIATION
Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association is a good way to connect to the 40 Aboriginal-controlled post-secondary and adult education institutes in BC.
BC ASSOCIATION OF PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS
BC Association of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) has a number of downloadable resources designed for parents, such as Bullying Stops Here, the School Meeting Survival Guide and Speaking Up! A Parent Guide to Advocating for Students in Public Schools
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SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES & GRANTS
Get help! Applying for schools or awards can be overwhelming. Ask your Indigenous Education Worker, school counsellor, teacher, principal, parent/guardian, siblings or friends to help with your applications.
Check with your parents work, sometimes the company or union will have a closed bursary or scholarship.
Check with the schools you are applying to for entry scholarships/bursaries/grants. *specifically the Indigenous recruitment and support staff.
Indigenous Student Scholarships - Ministry of Education
Aboriginal Learning Links BC Post-Secondary Resource
Indspire Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards
Irving K. Barber Deadline March 31
Major Awards For BC First Nations Students
Dr. Mary John Bursary University of Northern British Columbia
Mungo Martin Memorial Awards Arts
Native Brotherhood of British Columbia Jubilee Scholarship University of British Columbia Arts; Sciences
NVIT External Awards
RBC Indigenous Student Internship Program
M'akola Development Services' Tom Finnie Indigenous Trades bursaries $2,500 each for Indigenous students enrolled in a trades program. Deadline November 30