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Student Support Navigator

The Student Support Navigator is available via email, phone or text as you transition to online courses. Please feel free to reach out if you are in need of some support.

If you are inquiring about applying for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program, all applications are accepted via email. Please attach a copy of your ID and update your SIN on your MyAccount. To apply, you can email kchhabra@douglascollege.ca or financialaid@douglascollege.ca

Additional Supports available:

  1. All youth currently in care will not age out during COVID 19 and all youth on the Agreement with Young Adults (AYA) program will continue to receive supports from this program – click here for the full article
  2. Children’s Aid Foundation Grant application for up to $1000for all former youth in care
  3. Youth Futures Education Fund available for emergency funding – please email kchhabra@douglascollege.ca to apply
  4. Daily Life Skills Workshops with AgedOut.com and the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
  5. Broadway Youth Resource Centre is offering food emergency kits daily between 9am-5pm
Who we are

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

What we do

The Student Support Navigator is available to help students access the extensive student services available at Douglas College and more. 

In additional to this, the Student Support Navigator can assist with:

  • Familiarizing students with the campus and services available
  • Assist with the application process for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program & additional bursaries
  • Developing life skills, time management, and organizational skills
  • How to access counselling and mental health supports
  • Problem solving, where to seek help and learning how to identify solutions
  • Provide 1:1 support with goal setting and tracking progress
  • Building connections to the community
  • Refer to Aboriginal Students Services, Academic Advising, Accessibility Services, Counselling, Learning Center, Career Center, Financial Aid, Student Engagement and Wellness, and external community organizations to facilitate ongoing support for students

Contact us

The Student Support Navigator can be contacted at:

Karen Chhabra
kchhabra@douglascollege.ca
Office: (236) 428-4725
Cell: (604) 306-0991

Resources

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Application and Consent Form

AgedOut.com

Mature Students

Youth Educational Assistance Fund

Youth Futures Education Fund

Agreement with Youth Adults

Aging out of Foster Care

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks

Financial Aid