BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Community Education Department

Community Education Department

Faculty
Nick Adamson
Albert Adolph
Angela Adsit
Carol Andrews
Morgan Bamford
Jeffery Beglaw
Sheri Bishop
Marc Bohemier
Vern Byberg
Sylvia Byron
Donald Campbell
John Chenoweth
Rhonda Christenson
Daniel Clouston
Ann Condin
Bobbi-Lee Copeland
Helen Copeland
Rhonda Dever
Lisa Dewinter
Tricia Edgar
Eugenia Edwards
Earl Einarson
Steve Fraser
Shannon Goss
Erica Hargreave
Megan Hashemi
Karolyn Hendra
Eliecer Hernandez
Margaret Hohner
Colleen Jacob
Anthony Jjumba
Alice Joe
Trenna Johnson
Erin Kelly
Wendy Kenward
Tracey Kikals
Neecha Klee
Cheryl Knockwood
Shana Labatch
Andrew Leach
Lori Leighton
Serena Lewis
Michelle Liebe
Dale Lindblom
Diane Lingren
Edith Loring-Kuhanga
Jennifer Maillet
Patricia Makokis
Brenda Mason
Diane Mattson
Jessica Mayhew
Wendy McConachie
Davis McKenzie
Benjamin McNiven
Spotted Fawn Minnabarriet
Randi Mondor
Rebecca Morris
Todd Morrow
Kenneth Nagata
Cathy Narcisse
Lawrence Northeast
Mohinder Ollek
Heather Perry
Martina Pierre
Holly Poell
Tamar Richards
David Robin
Lucinda Sager
Trisha Sarker
Hildegarde Scholtz
Alexander Silva
Jamie Sterritt
Connie Strayer
Vaughn Sunday
Velma Sutherland
Kolin Sutherland-Wilson
Beng Tan-Favreau
Emily Taylor
Lauren Terbasket
Kenneth Tourand
Stephanie Trenholm
Lori Tresierra-Durocher
Chelsea Van Tol
Chelsea Vaughan
Alyson Watt
Hilda William
Heather Williams
Tuma Young


The Philosophy

The NVIT Community Education (CE) Department supports community-based education and training by delivering various courses and programs off-campus in a variety of First Nations communities and for Aboriginal organizations. The CE Department believes in training Aboriginal people by Aboriginal people, utilizing the expertise of the communities and experiences of the learners as fundamental teaching tools.

The CE Department supports the success of its students by ensuring the curriculum is designed and delivered as follows:

  • in a manner that is student-centered;

  • facilitated by Aboriginal professionals who are expert in their areas; and

  • in a facility that supports experiential learning in a comfortable environment.


  • For more information, contact Chelsea Vaughan 250.378.3378 or cvaughan@nvit.bc.ca

    NVIT is certified by the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO).

    The following programs and courses are available for community delivery. Your community determines its training needs and time frame. If you are interested in any of these course deliveries, please contact the NVIT CE department:

  • Community Based Negotiation Skills

  • Conflict Resolution Skills

  • Project Management/Proposal Writing

  • Contract Management

  • Financial Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Lands Management

  • Traditional Land Use Research

  • Frame Work Development

  • Leadership Training

  • Board Development

  • Natural Resource Technology

  • Developmental Education

  • Aboriginal Social Work Program

  • Strategic Leadership for First Nations Organizations

  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development

  • Native Adult Instructors Diploma

  • *To view the upcoming NAID Schedule, and program information, please click here.

    If your community requires specific training in fields that are not listed, please feel free to contact NVIT to discuss course design and delivery in your community.

    Career Opportunities:
    Participants who complete programs and courses delivered by the NVIT CE Department can begin exciting new careers, including but not limited to:

  • Economic Development Officer

  • Business Planner/Analyst

  • Business Development Consultant

  • Band Planner/Manager

  • Community Development Worker

  • Trainers/Facilitators

  • Land Management

  • Employment Officer

  • Employment Assessment Officer

  • Human Resource Manager

  • Band and Tribal Administration

  • Treaty Negotiation

  • Counselling



  • Click this link to see a listing of all courses in this department

    For information on transferability, please see the BC Transfer Guide.