Mentor-Apprentice Program 2016–2017 - Call for Applications

Job Description: 

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is pleased to announce that the Mentor-Apprentice Program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 program year.


The Mentor-Apprentice Program Application Form and the Funding Guide are now available on the FPCC website at:


Application Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:00pm Please submit completed applications to: or Fax: 250-652-5953


The Mentor-Apprentice Program facilitates the development of fluent speakers of B.C. First Nations languages through a one-on-one language immersion program. A "mentor" (a fluent speaker of a language) and an "apprentice" (learner) commit to 300 hours of intensive, one-on-one language immersion.  In this program, learners become more fluent, which is especially valuable for languages where only a couple of fluent speakers are left.


All BC First Nations individuals are invited to apply, as a team that includes a language mentor and an apprentice. Priority will be given to apprentices with a demonstrated commitment to share the language with others upon completion of the program. This includes teachers, childcare workers, parents, or those actively engaged in language programming in their community.

Please download all the information and application below.


Direct your inquiries to:  

Aliana Parker, Language Revitalization Program Specialist

1A Boat Ramp Road     Brentwood Bay, B.C.    V8M 1N9

(250) 652-5952  or  toll free through Enquiry BC  1-800-663-7867

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 4, 2016