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Student Support Navigator

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 provide assistance with the application process for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program and provide information about additional funding and bursaries available former youth in care/youth with care experience.

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

  • Familiarizing students with the campus and services available
  • 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
Office: (236) 428-4725
Cell: (604) 306-0991


Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Application and Consent Form

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