The Mentor-Apprentice Program (MAP) is a one-on-one language immersion program to facilitate the development of fluent speakers of B.C. First Nations languages. Fluent speakers are partnered with committed learners in an immersion environment.
Grants are available for organizations that deliver programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in a community. Communities have had success using this funding for language work, including language nests.
The Indigenous Healing and Rebuilding funding stream provides one-time grants to support projects that use holistic approaches to address healing and rebuilding of Indigenous families, individuals, and/or communities
BCLI grants projects to revitalize BC First Nations languages including Immersion programming (children or adults), traditional and cultural language programming, documentation/recording/digitization, materials development, FirstVoices development, language planning.
The system of early years services in B.C. is large and complex, with numerous government ministries, health authorities, school districts, Indigenous governments, municipalities, and hundreds of community organizations sharing the roles and responsibilities of providing supports to families.