OKIB 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. Post-secondary Policies

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.

Application Forms

OKIB COVID-19 Education Supplement

OKIB has created a COVID-19 Education Supplement to assist students and their families with the additional financial costs associated with learning at home during the pandemic. Please read the member bulletin and use the fillable application form to apply and to return your receipts.

Step 1 - Download and save the PDF form by clicking this icon on the top right:
Step 2 - Open the saved PDF form and click the "sign" icon:
Step 3 - Fill in the form, save it and send it to register and to submit your receipts.

Canada Emergency Student Benefit

The federal government's Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post-secondary students, and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19. This benefit is for students who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI). From May to August 2020, the CESB provides a payment to eligible students of:

  • $1,250 For each 4-week period or
  • $2,000 For each 4-week period if you have dependents or a disability

Click this link to go the CESB page for additional information and to apply.

Additional Resources for Post-secondary Students

The federal government has announced programs to assist students during the pandemic, now and into the future as part of Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. Follow the link and scroll down for information for students, and instructions on how to apply.

Elementary to Secondary

Post Secondary

Key Contacts

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

Peggy Joe
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-542-5094