Implement a mandatory course or bundle of credits related to First Peoples as part of graduation requirements in B.C. and co-create culturally relevant provincial resources with Indigenous people for use by all educators across the K-12 education system.

Ministry of Education and Child Care



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How are we
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Put into effect on July 1, 2023, the new graduation requirement will ensure B.C. students have a deep understanding of Indigenous Peoples, their histories and cultures. The Ministry of Education and Child Care co-developed all Indigenous-focused graduation requirement materials with the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC). Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) reviewed and provided input on materials. Local B.C. First Nations involvement and sign-off is required for development of local courses that can meet the new graduation requirement. Co-construction with FNESC has been a priority for all resource development and curriculum implementation activities.


  • Training sessions held: Ongoing professional development workshops supporting the implementation of the Indigenous-focused graduation requirement.
  • Implementation project underway: Ministerial Order drafted to implement mandatory bundle of credits in July 2023.

How are we working together?

Invitations were sent to each First Nation in B.C. and to MNBC to invite input into the new graduation requirement. Regular meetings continue to be held with FNESC and other as-required meetings with partners. Resources related to the graduation requirement have been developed collaboratively with FNESC.

Are there challenges?

This action item was identified as having no challenges at time of reporting. Further Annual Report updates may change this action’s challenge icon status indicator.