1.4.6 Network funding
The AESN was initially funded in 2009 by grants from both the Provincial and the Federal government. The province of British Columbia matched the initial funding of $75,000 from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC ). This allowed $500 start-up grants to all participating schools and a further $1000 upon completion of their case studies and inquiry projects. In 2011-2012 AANDC provided a grant specifically to develop short video clips of promising practice in AESN schools that would be posted on the website and available across Canada. In 2011-2012 the province also provided a grant of $75,000 to support Network infrastructure, the creation of case studies of practice and to support the provincial seminar. In 2012-2013, there has been no funding to date from the province, however, AANDC provided a grant of $40,000 specifically targeted at a research study of Network impact.