The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations is pleased to provide a comprehensive database of resources for sustainable economic development. Here you can find many programs, organizations and facilities in British Columbia where that benefit of First Nations people and businesses. You can narrow down a list of resources that will be helpful for your needs by selecting specific filtering options found below.


Aboriginal Community-Based Training Partnership Program (ACBTP)

This program funds partnerships between Aboriginal communities and public post-secondary institutions to deliver community-based programs for Aboriginal learners. The objectives of ACBTP are – to provide Aboriginal Participants with post-secondary education and skills training in …

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Aboriginal Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

The Ministry provides $4.3M for an Aboriginal Emergency Financial Assistance Fund to support Aboriginal students experiencing a short-term financial crisis (available at all 25 B.C. public post-secondary institutions). The goal of the Fund is to …

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Aboriginal Graduate Student Awards

The Ministry provided $3M to the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society ($1M in 2012, $2M in FY2015/16) for the Aboriginal Graduate Student Award. Awards worth $5,000 annually are awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in …

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Aboriginal People in Trades Program

Programs to support Aboriginal people who want to enter and succeed in skilled trades. Programs offer a range of pre-apprenticeship trades training, including: trades exploration/bridging, Foundation technical training, essential skills, job search and employment supports. …

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Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund

BC has committed up to $10M annually for 3 years (FY2015/16-FY2017/18) in new funding in support of Aboriginal skills training, focused primarily on First Nation communities poised to benefit from LNG development, encouraging collaborative partnerships …

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