Key partner in First Nations student success


Welcome to our Job Bank


Our events

The FNEC host a multitude of events such as, trainings, sporting events, symposium, general meetings. Check our events calendar regularly to stay up-to-date on the latest events.

Regional Education Agreement

A two percent cap on funding increases for First Nations education has been in place since 1996. For this reason, the FNEC has been working tirelessly to develop a funding formula with the 22-member communities since 2007. These efforts have resulted in a formula that meets the needs of First Nations students, aims to improve their academic success, accounts for their cultural, linguistic, demographic, and geographic circumstances, and ensures equitable funding distribution among all member communities.

On June 22, 2020, Minister Marc Miller and the FNEC Chiefs Committee agreed that the FNEC funding formula would become the basis for the Regional education agreement.

On July 14, 2022, FNEC Grand Chiefs and Chiefs and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, met on the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawà:ke to sign an historical agreement: The Regional Education Agreement.

Our sites 

A wide range of projects are headed by the FNEC. Take a look at all our sites.

planif stratégique

strategic plan

inter-school games

défi des ancetres

ancestors’ challenge


parental and community involvement

job bank

Growing together





répertoire littérature

youth literature inventory




word champion

Our members


The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is an association made up of eight First Nations of Quebec: Abenakis, Anishinabeg, Atikamekw, Wendat, Ilnuatsh, Wolastoqiyik, Mi’gmaq, and Kanien’kehá:ka. Spread over a large territory, its 22-member communities, representing a total of 25 elementary and secondary schools as well as Kiuna Institution, and approximately 5 900 students, have their own language, culture, demographic and socioeconomic profile, and traditions. In addition to their Indigenous language, 12 of our member communities are French-speaking, and 10 are English-speaking.

members community




Our communities and our schools

The FNEC is an association that is based on the collective strength of its 22 member communities in an effort to
provide quality education to all First Nations children.

Contact us


50, boul. Bastien
Wendake, QC
G0A 4V0


Business hours

Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm and
1:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Contact us
Toll free: 1-855-842-7672
Fax: 418-842-9988

To send a message to the FNEC media relations team, please send an email to

Our Partners


Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador


First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission


First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute


First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission


First Nations Human Resources Development Commsion