Education & Training

Stwecem’c Xget’tem First Nation Education Department is responsible for administering educational programs from K-10 (Rosie Seymour) and Post Secondary Education.

Contact us:
SXFN Education Director 250-440-5645, ext. 200 |
Rosie Seymour School, Canoe Creek 250-459-2404
Dog Creek Elementary School 250-440-5654

Early Years (Aboriginal Head Start)

Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation provides Head Start programming and daycare services to 0-6-year-olds in Stswecem’c (Canoe Creek). We promote school readiness by enhancing children’s social and cognitive development through education, health, nutrition, social and other services for children and their families with a foundation of tradition and culture.

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 250-459-2764

K-12 Education

Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation has two primary schools, Rosie Seymour, in Canoe Creek (nation operated, K-10) and an Dog Creek Elementary School, operated by School District #27, which offers classes from Kindergarten to Grade 10.

Students that move away from home to complete high school, must apply to School District #27 for Room and Board support from Grades 8 to 10 and SXFN funds students in Grades 11 and 12. School applications and funding applications for Room and Board Support are available on our forms and documents page.

Post Secondary

Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation provides financial support for all SXFN members who want to pursue further education. Support includes: tuition, textbooks, supplies, travel, tutorial services and living allowance. Funding applications for post-secondary financial assistance is available on our forms and documents page.

Employment Skills Training

  • Our Employment and Training program assists SXFN members with training and supports related to employment.
  • We assist with resume writing and interview preparation
  • We administer the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services funding which provides funding for work gear, seat purchases for trades training programs and transportation costs.
  • We administer the Aboriginal Skills Employment & Training Strategy (ASETS) to provide training and opportunities. ASETS helps unemployed or under-employed people to find high-demand jobs that will provide long-term employment.