Education Department

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The Education department provides support to students and parents from K-12. The Education Coordinator acts as a Liaison between the School District and various schools, they manage and allocate the budget for post-secondary, ensure all available funding is applied for, while also setting up committees for interviews and providing aid to students with letters of support and recommendation for additional bursaries and scholarships.


Meet our Education Coordinator, Cecelia Louis-Ralston

“My Name is Cecelia Louis-Ralston, I am the Education Coordinator for USIB. My portfolio consists of the following:

  • Oversite of K-12 and Post-Secondary Funding and Expenses.
  • I am the main liaison with School District #53 & #58, UBCO & Okanagan College.
  • I work closely with the Chuchuwayha Family & USIB Youth Center to best meet the needs of our local children.
  • Process applications for school supplies for all Band member children, on-reserve, and off-reserve.
  • Maintain LOG for Post-Secondary Education, process applications for funding, interview prospective students, set budgets and other clerical duties involved with expenses for students.

I look forward to being an asset to the USIB team and assisting our members to meet their Educational Needs.

Thank you,

Cecelia Louis-Ralston (Nee Jameson)”