The BC Ministry of Advanced Education funds Aboriginal Service Plans at 11 public post-secondary institutions. The Aboriginal Service Plans are 3-year rolling strategic plans. They are developed and implemented by public post-secondary institutions and Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal post-secondary institutes, and Aboriginal organizations. The Ministry’s ASP Guidelines (2017-18 to 2019-20) include requirements for reporting on partnerships and engagement with Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal post-secondary institutes, and Aboriginal organizations, as well as processes to protect Indigenous Intellectual Property.
The goals of the plans are to:
- Increase the access, retention, completion and transition opportunities for Aboriginal learners.
- Strengthen partnerships and collaboration in Aboriginal post-secondary education.
- Increase the receptivity and relevance of post-secondary institutions and programs for Aboriginal learners, and provide support for initiatives that address barriers.
Institutions with Aboriginal Service Plans:
- Camosun College
- Capilano University
- College of New Caledonia
- Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
- North Island College
- Northwest Community College
- Thompson Rivers University
- University of Northern British Columbia
- University of Victoria
- Vancouver Community College
- Vancouver Island University
For more information, please visit the Ministry website or contact IAHLA.
See the ASP Guidelines (2017-18 to 2019-20)