Youth Empowered Speakers Program now accepting applications


Do you know a B.C. First Nations student age 18-30 who is interested in learning their language while working towards a rewarding career as a language immersion teacher or early childhood immersion educator?

If so, First Peoples’ Cultural Council wants to support them!

Students can start their application today and submit by April 25, 2022. The YES program has funding of up to $29,550 to support post-secondary tuition, living expenses and language mentorship for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree or studying Early Childhood Education to become Language Immersion Teachers or Early Childhood Educators.

How to Apply
For information on the program, our info sessions, guidelines and application link visit the program page on our website.

Register for an online information session today!
To learn about the grant guidelines, how to strengthen your application and get answers to your questions, register today to attend one of our online information sessions.

Info Session 1: Mar 25, 2022 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.

Info Session 2: Apr 4, 2022 03:00 PM Pacific Time
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.

We are here to help
We encourage applicants to contact us for assistance with your application. Please contact Hannah Green, Language Programs Coordinator, via email at

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