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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Post-Secondary Partnerships Program

The 2021-2022 BC PSPP Call for Proposals is now open.  Please refer to the 2021-2022 BC PSPP Guidelines and...

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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 OUR SECTOR

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.

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With IAHLA

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.