Student Resources

Post-Secondary Planning

Aboriginal Learning Links  Find resources for Aboriginal learners pursuing or continuing college or university (post-secondary) studies in BC, including scholarships and bursaries, resources for former children in care,  and choosing your post-secondary education program.

EducationPlannerBC is a good source for searching for post-secondary programs and related resources

Career Planning

The Career Journeys First Nations Career Role Model Program was developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association.  It features First Nations Role Models in a variety of career fields, and aims to raise the awareness of First Nations youth and their families about career possibilities, and to show examples of how to navigate education and training pathways to those careers. The materials are intended elementary and secondary level students and include video interviews, a teacher resource book, a parent & student guide, and classroom posters. Learn more about these resources and link to the video resources.

The Aboriginal Student Transition Handbook (2011) by the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association and University of Victoria has some good tips for planning an education and career path.

WorkBC Resources for Youth  links to a number of good resources for exploring careers, including Career Compass Quiz, BC’s Top Careers, WorkBC Career Profiles, and What Are You Made Of?

Industry Training Authority’s Indigenous Initiatives have information about opportunities in apprenticeships.

Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference

Gathering Our Voices, an annual Indigenous youth conference that brings together more than 1,000 Indigenous youth delegates from across BC and beyond to explore, learn and engage with their cultures among peers.  It is coordinated by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.

Need Help?

If you are being bullied, feeling alone, or just need to talk to someone who will listen, please reach out!

Kids Help Phone (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Canada) 1-800-668-6868

KUU-US Crisis Line Society First Nations and Aboriginal Specific crisis line available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Youth line: 250-723-2040

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in B.C. only has reporting tools and resources about bullying.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself or others, please reach out immediately for help by calling 911 or your local police or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

First Nations Language and Culture Resources

First Voices Kids has language learning resources and games for many BC First Nations Languages.  There are also a variety of keyboards available for BC First Nations languages

First Peoples Language Map of BC

First Peoples Principles of Learning

Career Role Models

See the Seventh Generation Club interviews of some fantastic First Nations role models. (Note that these interviews are somewhat outdated.)


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