Cowichan Tribes Culture and Education Centre
ORGANIZATION NAME: Cowichan Tribes Culture and Education Centre
Quw’utsun Syuw’entst Lelum’ (Cowichan Teachings House) Culture and Education Centre promotes the understanding of Cowichan culture and language to both the First Nation and non-First Nation community, and provides educational support to Cowichan Tribes members. The success of its programs is attributed to its holistic approach to improving the quality of life for all members and integrating its services with other Band and community services.
Cowichan Tribes Educational services also include our educational programs for daycare (0-4 years); elementary school (5-9 years); re-entry (12-19 years); adult program (19 + years). We also administer the nominal roll education funding that support our nation members.
Policies and procedures are guided by the Education committee, Chief and Council and administered by a Quw’utsun Syuw’entst Lelum’ Administrator. Majority of the funding comes from the Federal Government and some financial resources support comes from the Provincial Government. Our program and service delivery is guided by the Federal and Provincial legislation and the Administrators ensure these practices are in place.
Syuw’entst Lelum Objectives
To increase the participation and completion of education by all Cowichan Tribes members
- To increase the sensitivity to and awareness of Cowichan culture and language
- To increase Cowichan Tribes’ voice in decisions affecting education