Drone Stewardship


Indigenous communities and organizations in BC are invited to apply for the first program to offer comprehensive training in the theory, set up and application of drones with an Indigenous community context.

Application Deadline



January 8, 2024




Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Live, online instruction

About This Course

Students will be provided with a foundational understanding of management through experiential learning, ground school, and applied learning.

This course is offered in partnership with Flytbox Aerial Solutions to prepare students for the Transport Canada Small Basic RPAS exam.  In addition, students will receive their Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with an Aeronautical qualification (ROC-A).

We are pleased to share that upon successful completion of the Drone Stewardship Training, six Regional Hosts (First Nations communities or organizations) will be provided with a professional-level drone for ongoing operation.

Who can apply?

The Technology Council is accepting applications from Regional Hosts across BC who will nominate two Regional Representatives to attend this pilot training program. Regional Hosts can be Indigenous Nations, communities or Indigenous-led organizations. Regional Representatives are Indigenous staff or community members who already have a basic understanding of technology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with an Aeronautical qualification (ROC-A
  • A basic understand of how to operate a drone safely

Credentials earned upon completion

  • Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with an Aeronautical qualification (ROC-A

You'll Gain

Career-ready professional skills and certifications.

You'll Need to Have

An internet connection and basic computer skills including; laptop operation and maintenance, video conferencing, MS office as well as some developed skills within the area you’re interested in pursuing.

Learner Supports


This course is funded for Indigenous Peoples ages 18+ living in BC.


Equipment and technology required for this course is provided.

Support Team

Our caring staff are always available for 1:1 meetings.


Learners are eligible to apply for funding to cover some living expenses.


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