IECC Students in front of Na'tsa'maht

IECC - Our Philosophy, Beliefs and Mission

We foster Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing and relating. Inspiring relationships in the college setting.


Honouring our teachings, we seek and hold values of trust, wisdom, integrity, courage, humility, and love. From this, we walk alongside students to encourage in them – and in ourselves – perseverance, commitment, and excellence.


We believe that Indigenous learners reach their fullest joy and potential as they acknowledge place and engage in learning and teaching while exploring identity and tradition.


We engage in Indigenous education, services, and leadership that enhance student learning and enriches relationships with communities.