The Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) is the representative organization for a wide variety of Aboriginal controlled adult and post-secondary educational institutes across British Columbia. The community-based institutes offer a broad spectrum of courses and programs that include: college and university programs leading to certificates, diplomas, and degrees; Adult Basic Education leading to the Adult Dogwood Diploma for secondary school completion; language instruction; occupation specific training and upgrading; and a broad spectrum of lifespan learning programs that support Aboriginal people, communities, languages, and cultures.

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Recent News

Post-Secondary Partnerships Program

The 2021-2022 BC PSPP Call for Proposals is now closed (deadline Jun 11, 2021).  Please refer to the 2021-2022...


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IAHLA Virtual Learning Webinar Series

Dear IAHLA Member Institutes, To support our member institutes in building their capacity to effectively serve students in the...


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In Commemoration of Victims of the Kamloops Indian Residential School

June 1, 2021 — Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish)/West Vancouver, BC Following the discovery of the burial site of 215 children whose...


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Building a Tripartite BC Post-Secondary Education Model

BC First Nations and First Nations-mandated institutes are developing a Tripartite Post-Secondary Education Model for the province, outlining our vision for future funding, policy and program delivery models.



IAHLA members are Indigenous institutes governed by Board members representing Indigenous communities, and they offer a broad spectrum of courses and programs.  We welcome new members and encourage members to stay in touch.