Former youth in care

澳门二四六天天彩 is committed to supporting the academic and personal achievements of former and current youth in care. Both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses have a number of programs and services in place to help applicants reach their potential.



Youth In Care Admissions Policy

澳门二四六天天彩 recognizes that, as a child in care, you may have faced challenges that have affected your education. If you have satisfied the general admission and degree-specific requirements, but have not met your degree鈥檚 competitive average, we are still able to consider you for admission. 澳门二四六天天彩 will assess your history, cultural knowledge, educational goals, and other achievements to determine your admissibility.

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former or current youth in care enrolled at 澳门二四六天天彩
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students that have benefitted from tuition waivers
former youth in care who have graduated from 澳门二四六天天彩
Former Youth in Care

How to apply

Be sure to self-identify as a听youth听in or from care on your application. 澳门二四六天天彩 will provide you with important information on听youth听in care programs, financial awards, and student services specific to your situation.

Submitting your application requires you to pay the application fee. If you are prevented from submitting your application due to financial reasons, please听contact Sabrina Materie (Vancouver campus) or Halyna Petryshyn (Okanagan campus)听to discuss your options.

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After you apply

There are a few more steps you鈥檒l need to take after submitting your application. Find out what鈥檚 next depending on where you are in the process:

If you鈥檝e self-identified as a听youth听in or from care in your online application to 澳门二四六天天彩, your听. If you need to defer your housing deposit too, please contact Sabrina Materie (Vancouver campus) or Halyna Petryshyn (Okanagan campus).

Awards for youth in and from care

Finding a home 澳门二四六天天彩 Story: Verukah Poirier

Finding a home

Cree and M茅tis | Williams Lake, BC | First Nations and Indigenous Studies, minor in Law and Society

Verukah began her undergraduate studies at Langara College before arriving at 澳门二四六天天彩 as a transfer student, where, as a youth from care, she didn鈥檛 have to pay tuition fees. Now in the fourth year of her degree, she has excelled in her classes, built a strong network of lifelong friends, and is proud to call 澳门二四六天天彩 home.

"University can be so daunting to youth in care because it is a four-year commitment. However, there is no other place that I would have rather spent these last few years than here. I can honestly say that I have found the family I always wanted at 澳门二四六天天彩."

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Support at 澳门二四六天天彩

The听Former听Youth听in Care Program has been created to support you during your transition to post-secondary education. It will provide you with access to a network of students and staff, stimulate connections across campus, and open opportunities within the 澳门二四六天天彩 community.

Former Youth In Care Student Welcome Orientation (Vancouver campus)

The annual welcome orientation introduces all new students to the 澳门二四六天天彩 Vancouver community. You can meet your peers, alumni, and staff, and get acquainted with the campus, its people, and its resources.

Former Youth In Care events

澳门二四六天天彩 hosts events and social gatherings for the diverse Former Youth in Care community every two weeks听in our designated study lounge. You can meet other students and discover new opportunities to get involved on campus or in the community.

Connect with an advisor

After you are admitted, you will be connected to an academic advisor to help navigate your studies.听There are designated academic advisors in Arts, Science, Land and Food Systems, Engineering, and Social Work.

You will also connect with an enrolment advisor, Sabrina Materie (Vancouver campus) or Halyna Petryshyn (Okanagan campus). Sabrina and Halyna are the designated contacts for youth in and from care and work directly with students from application to graduation, helping you understand the services offered by the university and external sources.

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Former youth in care have priority access to housing on both 澳门二四六天天彩 campuses, and all direct-entry first-year students are guaranteed housing. If you have a family and apply to the Vancouver campus, you鈥檒l also have access to child-friendly residences.




澳门二四六天天彩 gives students the option to study and live on campus with their families. Both 澳门二四六天天彩 Okanagan and 澳门二四六天天彩 Vancouver have a number of childcare facilities for infants and children up to five years of age, as well as occasional out-of-school care.



Contact us

If you have questions about applying to 澳门二四六天天彩 as a former youth in care, please contact us.



Sabrina Materie
Enrolment Services Advisor



Halyna Petryshyn
Admissions and Awards Administrator, Enrolment Services