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Advanced Education and Skills Training

Tuition waiver opens doors for 1,119 former youth in care

Media Contacts

Sean Leslie

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 893-4403

Lorena Bishop

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
lorena.bishop@fbcyicn
778 389-9492

Media Contacts

Sean Leslie

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 893-4403

Lorena Bishop

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
lorena.bishop@fbcyicn
778 389-9492

Backgrounders

Former youth in care access post-secondary education throughout B.C.

Ten or more students have accessed the waiver at each of the following institutions. Institutions with fewer than 10 students have not been identified for privacy reasons:

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology: 48
  • Camosun College: 98
  • Capilano University: 35
  • College of New Caledonia: 40
  • College of the Rockies: 15
  • Douglas College: 88
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University: 58
  • Langara College: 77
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology: 13
  • North Island College: 48
  • Northern Lights College: 16
  • Okanagan College: 52
  • Selkirk College: 11
  • Simon Fraser University: 41
  • Thompson Rivers University: 101
  • University of British Columbia (UBC): 38
  • UBC Okanagan: 13
  • University of the Fraser Valley: 87
  • University of Victoria: 43
  • Vancouver Community College: 39
  • Vancouver Island University: 123