Education Services Department

The OKIB Education Services Department is responsible for the snc'c'amala?tn Early Childhood Education Center (Daycare); nkmaplqs i snmamayatn ikl sqilxwtet Cultural Immersion School; elementary and secondary school support services; and post-secondary funding and support services.

The OKIB Education Services Department strives to include culture and language in our educational programming, ensuring our youth continue to hold this knowledge.

We recognize it is important to create a strong foundation for education. Our goal is to continue increasing the number of grade 12 graduates and increase the number of students attending college or university. We will make every effort to assist students achieve their educational goals. We will provide assistance through advocacy, on-going support and funding. Through further education, our membership will create secure futures with higher paying jobs. The decisions for funding post-secondary applicants are based on approved policies and the availability of funds.

  1. snc’c’amala?tn | Early Childhood Education Centre
  2. nkmaplqs i snmamayatn ikl sqilxwtet | Cultural Immersion School
  3. Language and Culture Department
  4. Post-secondary Students Information and Forms
  5. New School Project Design Phase

The Education Department recognizes that it is extremely important that moral support, advisory services and financial assistance be provided to Band members who want to further their education and training and who are eligible for post-secondary funding. Based on the availability of funds, every effort and provision will be made to assist Band members to successfully pursue and complete their educations.

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Key Contacts

Gareth Jones
Director, Education, Language and Culture
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-542-4328 ext 2002

Lacey Gregoire
Education Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-309-9771

Kevin Smeltzer
School Liaison Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-241-2442