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

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.

One-time Covid-19 Education Funding now available

We are delighted to inform you that the OKIB Education Department has secured one-time Covid-19 Education Funding through the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC).

This funding is designated for students on the OKIB 2020-2021 Nominal Roll. As per policy Nominal Role is for students living on reserve as of September 30, 2020. The funding is to assist families with the added financial costs incurred with in-home learning.

Read the letter and download the application form here.


Key Contacts

Gareth Jones
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-542-5094

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