IAHLA Annual General Meeting and Conference

IAHLA Annual General Meeting and Conference

The Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association AGM and Conference will be happening from November 24-25, 2022 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver.

Our theme this year is Community-Based Education in an Era of Transformative Change and Healing.

The IAHLA AGM and Conference will bring together educators and administrators from IAHLA member institutes across British Columbia. This event will provide an opportunity for IAHLA members to network, discuss common priorities, share best practices, build their capacity, learn about relevant developments in community-based post-secondary education and training and engage in important discussions on the BC First Nations Tripartite Post-Secondary Education Model.

Further event details including keynotes and workshop information will be shared closer to the date of the event.

Download the Registration Guide..

Registration & Travel


Register by Monday, November 7, 2022. Registration is free but space is limited.

IAHLA will reimburse eligible travel and accommodation expenses up to $1000 for one representative per member institute.

Accommodation and Parking

Our venue is the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC (map link).

Rooms from $179 single/double + taxes.

Please book by Friday, October 21, 2022 to secure this room rate.

Use the Booking Link or call 1-844-337-3118 or 604-689-9211, quoting IAHLA Conference.

Guests staying at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront can access a discounted parking rate of $29/day plus taxes for self-parking.

Agenda (Draft)

Thursday, November 24, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Day 1 

8:00 am      Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am      Traditional Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 am      Keynote Address 

10:30 am    Refreshment Break

10:45 am    Indigenous Language Fluency/Proficiency Degree Plenary

12:00 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm      Concurrent Workshop Sessions 1

2:00 pm      Refreshment Break

2:30 pm      IAHLA Annual General Meeting (Zoom option available for those who are unable to attend in person)

4:00 pm      Closing

Friday, November 25, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Day 2

8:00 am      Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am      Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 am      Post-Secondary Partnerships Program Plenary

10:00 am    BC Tripartite Post-Secondary Education Model Update and Discussion

11:00 am    Refreshment Break

11:15 am    Sharing Circles

12:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm      Concurrent Workshop Sessions 2

2:00 pm      Closing

Annual General Meeting

All administrators and educators from IAHLA institutes are welcome to attend the AGM. Each IAHLA member institute in good standing has one authorized representative who can vote at the AGM. If the authorized representative cannot attend, they can appoint a proxy by November 1, 2022. For IAHLA membership and proxy enquiries, contact Olivia Takaoka, Administrative Assistant, at oliviat@fnesc.ca.

Hybrid Option: The AGM portion of the event (Nov. 24, 2:30-4:00 pm, time tbc) is being offered both in-person and by Zoom.  Please indicate your choice on the registration form.


Buffet breakfasts and lunches are provided on November 24 and 25 with a variety of food options. If you have special dietary requirements or major allergies, please either indicate it on your registration or email Olivia Takaoka, Administrative Assistant, at oliviat@fnesc.ca.


This is a public event where photography and video-recording will take place. The images and recordings will be used by FNESC for promotional purposes. In case of questions, please contact privacy@fnesc.ca.

Sharing Table

The Sharing Table is an exhibit table for sharing information about learning resources, professional development opportunities, and other initiatives related to IAHLA institutes. Drop off your flyers/brochures at the registration desk and they will be put on display on November 25. IAHLA reserves the right to choose which items are displayed.

Health Protocols

As per our health and safety processes, we ask that you stay home if you are feeling unwell.  Only registered participants are eligible to attend.  Family and friends cannot attend the event at any time, including for meals.  The decision to attend in-person events is a personal one and it should be made in consideration of your individual risk factors and vulnerabilities.


If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Takaoka, Administrative Assistant, at oliviat@fnesc.ca.