Post-Secondary Education And Training Opportunities At Home

The Ts̓zil Learning Centre provides excellent learning opportunities for the Líl̓wat Nation and neighbouring communities. Ts̓zil offers a variety of academic and vocational training opportunities designed to expand employment and career choices.

With a learning philosophy based in Líl̓wat cultural renewal, holistic learning, and personal growth, Ts̓zil Learning Centre provides an environment where all students can feel comfortable, safe and supported.

Academic Upgrading Options

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
    A high school upgrading program offered through Capilano University.
  • University and College Entrance Program (UCEP)
    A one-year academic upgrading program to prepare students for post-secondary academic coursework.

To apply for an Academic Upgrading program, please click here to download an application form.

Post-Secondary Options

Programs Delivered At Ts̓zil
Over the years, Ts̓zil Learning Centre has offered both career and academic certificate courses including a two-year university credit certificate programs such as Líl̓wat Nation Language and Culture, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Courses like these are contingent on special funding. Ts̓zil will offer post-secondary options whenever possible. New courses will be posted here as they become available.

Current Post-Secondary Offerings At Ts̓zil 
Ts̓zil Learning Centre is currently offering the Business Fundamentals Certificate and the Líl̓wat Nation Language and Culture Certificate programs through Capitano University.

Programs Delivered At Other Post-Secondary Institutions
Members of the Líl̓wat Nation can apply for funding through the Ts̓zil Learning Centre for the Post- Secondary Student Support Program. Click to download the Líl̓wat Nation Post-Secondary Policy.

Useful Forms For Post-Secondary Students Seeking Funding

For More Information

Mason Ducharme
Director of Tśzil Learning Centre
Phone: 604-894-2300
Email: Mason.Ducharme@lilwat.ca

Casey Dick-Wyatt
Manager of Advanced Education
Phone: 604-894-2300
Email: Casey.Dick-Wyatt@lilwat.ca

Roxann Wallace
Operations Manager
Phone: 604-894-2300
Email: Roxann.Wallace@lilwat.ca

Victoria Joe
Tśzil Administrative Assistant
Phone: 604-894-2300
Email: Victoria.Joe@lilwat.ca

Autumn Dan
Phone: 604-894-2300
Email: Autumn.Dan@lilwat.ca

Arthur Pascal
Maintenance/Janitor Worker
Phone: 604-894-2300

Kara Jones
Phone: 604-894-2300


Employment And Training Options

$1.5 Million in New Training
In September 2015, Ts̓zil was awarded$1.5 million in new funding for two three-year training programs that have brought training, employment support and jobs to the Líl̓wat Nation. This funding has allowed for the development of the following programs:

  • Carpentry Level 1
    The 10-month Carpentry Level 1 Foundation Program launched in September, 2016. As the continue learning program participants will be using the skills they have acquired to work on projects in the community. At the end of the program, students will be supported in finding gainful employment.
  • Industry Training Program
    Established in the fall of 2016, the Industry Training Program offers short-term training options. The program launched this fall with Cashier’s Training. In January 2017, the program will offer Janitorial Training.

For More Information About These Training Programs

Maury Bikadi
Trades, Training and Employment Manager
Phone: 604-894-2300
Email: Maury.Bikadi@lilwat.ca

Aimee Williams
Employment and Training Coordinator
Phone: 604-894-2300
Email: Aimee.Williams@lilwat.ca

Linnea Ward
Employment Counsellor

Telase Pascal
Employment Counsellor
Email: Telase.Pascal@lilwat.ca

Basic Resume Support

Community members can make appointments for help with their resumes by calling Linnea or Telase at 604-894-2300.

Ts̓zil Learning Centre Board of Directors

A school board made up of educators, community members, and elected officials govern the activities of the Ts̓zil Learning Centre.

Ts̓zil Learning Centre Education Committee
Councillor Lois Joseph (Chairperson)
Rosa Andrew
R. Lucy Wallace
Loretta Stager
Tara Smith