Student Support Navigator

The Student Support Navigator provides outreach and guidance to prospective and current students who have experience in Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Care, alternative secondary education,听are听first-generation students or mature students.

Youth formerly in B.C. care can qualify for financial support to cover the cost of education.听We help you get connected to what you鈥檙e eligible for.

As defined by the Child, Family and Community Service Act, a youth in care听is someone who is听currently, or has received care from the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) through the听Child, Family and Community Service Act听for a minimum of twelve months (consecutive or accumulated) in any, or a combination, of the following categories:听

Continuing Custody Order听pursuant to sections 41 (1) (d), 42.2 (4) (d) or (7) or 49 (4), (5) or 10 (a) of the Act听

  • A protection order in which the court has assigned permanent custody of the child to the Director of Child Welfare (the Director).听

Temporary Custody Order

  • A protection order in which the court has assigned custody of the child to the Director on a temporary basis.听

Special Needs Agreement听pursuant to section 7 of the Act听

  • A parent of a child with special needs may voluntarily and temporarily agree to place the child in the care of the Director.听

Voluntary Care Agreement听pursuant to section 6 of the Act听

  • A parent voluntarily and temporarily places the child in the care of the Director听

Youth Agreement听pursuant to section 12.2 of the Act听

  • The Director enters into an agreement with a youth (ages 16 鈥 19) who needs assistance to live independently and cannot be re-established with family.听

Extended Family Plan听pursuant to section 8 of the Act听

  • A parent voluntarily and temporarily places the child in the care of an adult who has an established familial, relational, or cultural connection to the child.听

Permanent Transfer of听Custody Order听pursuant to section 54.01 or 54.1 of the Act听

  • An order in which the court permanently transfers custody to another (non-parent) family member or another adult with an established relational or cultural connection to the child.听

Temporary Transfer of Custody听pursuant to section 41(1)(b) of the Act听

A protection order in which the court temporarily places the child in the custody of an adult, other than a parent, who has an established familial, relational, or cultural connection to the child.

How can the Student Support Navigator help me?

Financial Support听

  • Help you apply into government programs such as the Provincial Tuition Waiver. Program听(PTWP), the Youth Educational Assistance Fund听(YEAF) and the听Agreements with Young Adults听(AYA).
  • Help you with your application for scholarships, grants and bursaries.听听

Student Support听听

  • Connecting you to on-campus and off-campus resources听听
  • Check-ins throughout your journey at Douglas
  • Events and workshops throughout the year
  • Developing life skills, time management and organizational skills听
  • Helping you听access counselling and mental health supports听
  • Teaching you problem solving skills, where to seek help and learning how to identify solutions
  • Providing 1:1 support with goal setting and tracking progress
  • Peer-to-peer support available through assistant student peer navigators
Former Youth in Care

Former Youth In Care

If you have experience in B.C. government care, you could qualify for financial support for your education at 香港六盒宝典开奖结果.
First Generation Students

First Generation Students

First-generation students are the first in their family to go to post-secondary. We can help you navigate college!
Mature Students

Mature Students

香港六盒宝典开奖结果 welcomes education to all students wherever they are during their life path. We鈥檙e here to help you achieve your goals.

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Kate

Kate (She/her), Student Support Navigator

Kate is a second-generation Vietnamese-Canadian who was born in Prince Rupert, B.C and has lived in Vancouver since. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where she majored in Psychology and minored in Health and Society. Kate comes from a background of working in non-profit organizations in various support roles for vulnerable populations. Her experiences lend a strong understanding of intersectionality, anti-oppressive work, and social injustices for discriminated communities. She is passionate about positively developing people in their lives through empathetic communication and strength recognition. When she isn鈥檛 working, Kate鈥檚 at a yoga studio, the gym, or a volleyball court! She an avid baker, crafter, and loves bonding over anything TV/Film or music!

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Former youth in care currently enrolled at 香港六盒宝典开奖结果 on the B.C. Provincial Tuition Waiver:听90+ Students 听

Total Enrolled Since 2017:听150+

Graduated with Credentials:听40+