Jun 29, 2020

Adobe Creative Cloud access extended
As continued response to COVID-19, Adobe has allowed Langara College to extend its Adobe CC licenses to all students until August 14. This means that students will be able to continue to use Adobe CC until August 14 even though the temporary free Adobe access will end on July 6. Langara IT will be modifying Adobe CC access for all students to reflect the end of free access provided by Adobe until July 6. Students will be assigned an Adobe license next week to allow them to continue to use Adobe after July 6.

Extension of Temporary Rental Supplement
The BC Temporary Rental Supplement Program gives tenants and landlords temporary support towards rent payments for renters impacted by COVID-19. It will cover part of the rent for low- and moderate-income renters who have lost income as a result of COVID-19. Payments are made directly to the landlords of eligible households. The program has been available since April and has been extended for July and August 2020. Those who have received the supplement in April, May or June do not need to apply again. They will receive an email asking them to confirm that they plan to continue living at the same address for July and August. New applications will be accepted until August 31, 2020 and will be effective from the month received. Eligible applications received in June will receive the supplement for June, July and August. Eligible applications received in July will receive the supplement for July and August. The program gives $300 per month for eligible households with no dependents, and $500 per month for eligible households with dependents. The Government of BC has also extended the moratorium on rent increases and evictions for non-payment of rent.

Provincial Government Launches New Grant Program for Youth
Today the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training announced the Youth Community Partnership Program (YCPP). The program provides opportunities for unemployed youth aged 15-29 to gain work skills and experience by working on local projects in their communities and earn grants of up to $8,000.

As always, your feedback and questions can be sent to us at covidquestions@langara.ca and our latest updates can be found at langara.ca/COVID.