Reclaiming My Language:

February 15, 2020
This program is temporarily postponed. 

The Reclaiming My Language: A Course for Silent Speakers course is for people who understand but do not speak their language. It is based on a successful program that was developed by and for Indigenous Sami peoples and adapted for Indigenous communities in B.C. 

The course uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and supports silent speakers with tools and coaching to bring the language back - you can reclaim your language!

Course Information 

We provide communities with assistance and materials in addition to funding of up to $25,000 per course.The course takes place over 10 weeks for 2-3 hours each week and includes: 
  • 10 silent speaker participants, each paired with a fluent mentor
  • Supportive environment to practice speaking the language
  • Individual skill development in CBT
  • Weekly homework assignments
  • Optional internship opportunities to contribute to a community language program
  • Planning, support and funding to cover the costs of delivering the course 
The course must be completed between Sept 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

FPCC will fund up to 25 courses with a priority placed on communities which have not previously offered this course. 
  • First Nations Communities, Governments, Bands, Tribal Councils or Indigenous organizations and education/cultural centres in B.C. are eligible to apply.
  • If you are a silent speaker interested in taking the course, please encourage your community's leadership or organization to apply to host a course. 
NEW! For the first time, we are accepting applications online using the new FPCC Grant Portal. The portal makes it simpler and faster to apply for funding while placing all your grant information at your fingertips. To learn more about the FPCC Grant Portal: click here.

Please plan ahead as this application requires supporting documents and will take time to complete so start your application today!

For more information about Reclaiming my Language: A Course for Silent Speakers: click here

Please help us reach communities who may be interested in attending by sharing this announcement with your contacts. To download a printable poster for Reclaiming My Language: A Course for Silent Speakers: click here.

We are here to provide support. If you have any questions or need any assistance completing your application, please contact: Thea Harris, (250) 652-5952, ext.204 or email

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