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 Teacher Education Award

The Ministry established the Aboriginal Teacher Education Award at the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society in 2012. The Aboriginal Teacher Education Award provides financial assistance ($5,000 annually) to Aboriginal students enrolled in teacher education …

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BC Aboriginal Student Awards

The Ministry established the BC Aboriginal Student Award in 2008 at the Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society with a $10M endowment. An additional $2M was provided in 2012. The BC Aboriginal Student Award provides …

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BC Arts Council Grants

BC Arts Council (BCAC) distributes $24M through programs that support professional artists and arts and cultural organizations throughout BC. The BC Arts Council supports Indigenous artists and organizations throughout its other programs, and supports the …

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BC Rural Dividend

The BC Rural Dividend assists rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less in strengthening their community resilience, and supporting their social, cultural and economic viability. The Program aims to contribute to the overall …

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An award winning youth employment program that helps at risk youth and provides them with basic training designed to facilitate entry to the labour force and help lead to long-term labour force attachment. The program …

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