Training Available in Communities

Indigenous Ecotourism Training Program

The seven-month Indigenous Ecotourism Training Program is designed to give you certified skills for employment within British Columbia’s rapidly growing Indigenous Tourism sector, while benefiting from an applied learning experience that provides a Certificate in Adventure Tourism and Recreation to those who successfully complete all the courses. Participants are brought together for 6-10 days/month to complete course work.

Aboriginal Ecotourism Training Program

VIU Indigenous Ecotourism Brochure

Note: Aboriginal Ecotourism Training Program was changed to Indigenous Ecotourism Training Program in 2020.

First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program - Coastal First Nations

Serving the First Nations on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii, including Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Old Masset, Skidegate, and Council of the Haida Nation.

The First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program has been custom designed to give students applied skills and knowledge required to work for your Nation in the growing field of resource stewardship or to broaden your skills and expertise in your current job. Potential employment opportunities include Coastal Guardian Watchman, fisheries technician, heritage surveyor, or environmental monitor.

This training provides university credits that can be applied toward further studies, as well as industry-recognized certificates applicable to many career paths.

First Nations Stewardship Technicians Training Program brochure

Stewardship Grads Bring Knowledge Back to Coastal Communities

Profile of recent stewardship graduate, Chantal Pronteau

For further information, contact:

Pam Botterill, Indigenous Development Manager
Phone: 250-618-6548

Maureen Thomas, Indigenous Community Engagement Manager
Phone: 250-667-5333

Community-based Implementation Report