Through unity, each member institute's concerns are voiced at a higher level. Whether it is looking for program recognition or seeking funding, IAHLA amplified the voice of Aboriginal higher learning institutes and ensures that no Indigenous higher learning institute falls through the cracks. IAHLA has provided strong, effective representation provincially and federally since 2004.
Research is one of IAHLA’s core services. The purpose of IAHLA’s research initiative is to enhance knowledge, particularly with issues concerning aboriginal post-secondary education. IAHLA is committed to using sound research methods to support Indigenous post-secondary and adult education institutions provide a higher standard of education.
IAHLA is the representative organization for a wide variety of Aboriginal controlled adult and post-secondary educational institutes across BC. IAHLA members are governed by Board members representing Aboriginal communities, and offer a broad spectrum of courses and programs, such as: 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. Membership Info