Dry Grad Grant 

Although the donations collected in 2021-2022 were disappointingly low (less than $3,000 allocated for the independent school sector), FISA anticipates that the Liquor Distribution Branch will continue to host an annual fundraising campaign to support alcohol-free graduation celebrations.

2022-23 Dry Grad Application online form – Due Feb. 1, 2023 


ArtStarts – Artists in Education Grant (AIE)

ArtStarts provides a grant of approximately $25,000 annually to FISA in support of artistic endeavours in independent schools. Group 1, 2, 3, and 4 schools are encouraged to apply in order to receive up to 70% of the costs associated with bringing students and professional artists together. The 2022-23 application period is now closed. Schools that applied prior to the deadline should submit proof of payment to the artist in order to receive reimbursement.



SET-BC is a Ministry of Education Provincial Outreach Program (POP) that provides assistive technology services for students living with complex physical challenges. The application period for services and equipment loans for the start of 2022-23 closed in May. We anticipate that SET-BC will announce a Fall application cycle in November. Once announced the forms will be updated and posted here.

SET-BC Student Applications for Winter 2022 – application period closed

Please see the following message from SET-BC regarding the Winter intake cycle.

Note there have been significant changes in the process.

SET-BC Student Based-Services Available

  • Assistive Technology Loan and SETBC Educator Support
  • Assistive Technology Loan Only

Where do I find the on-line application?

Submit your application on-line here with all documents uploaded: There are no hard copy submissions, but ensure all supporting documents are uploaded to the on-line application before submitting.

Be sure to indicate DISTRICT 100 – Independent Schools. Do not indicate the public school district where your school is located or your application may be misdirected and therefore not included for adjudication by the independent school committee.

District Partners: Doug Stam  (604) 794-7114 / Nicole Regush (604) 683 9331

Application Information:

  • All Student Applications (Service Requests) are created and submitted online this year. Supporting documents for Student Applications must be uploaded to the actual application while it was being completed online.
  • An IEP MUST be included
  • If you need to add more info to an application, you will need to resubmit everything again. Wait until you have complete package before starting submission.
  • Has the district/school team had a chance to fully assess the student’s needs (i.e., if the student is just starting Kindergarten, how well are this child’s needs known)?
  • Please ensure the applications are filled out with as much detail as possible. If key details are missing, the application could be rejected.

For more information visit the SET-BC website


Associate Member Society of FISABC (AMS) Membership

AMS Membership Application 2022-23

Note: Schools must successfully complete the Ministry of Education External Evaluation process in order to be eligible for AMS membership. Interim certification status is insufficient for membership consideration.