Parent Toolkit (FNESC)

The Parent Toolkit has been created by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) to support the importance of parental involvement in education.


The toolkit is based on the premise that Parents play a key role in the education of their children.

  • Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.
  • Parents are the primary shapers of their children’s social skills.
  • Parents are fundamental to children developing self-confidence and a positive self-identity. Parents transmit their values and culture to their children, which is key to their overall development and educational success.

First Nations parents and guardians have a right to be involved in all decisions about their children’s education. Parental rights are the foundation of First Nations control of First Nations education, and parents must be fully informed and involved in determining and guiding their children’s education.