Sep 10, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Langara College is pleased to announce it will be able to lend greater support to Aboriginal learners this coming school year, after receiving an allocation of Aboriginal Emergency Assistance funding from the provincial government.

The Ministry of Advanced Education announced in June that it would be making $2 million available to BC post-secondaries to provide support for Aboriginal students experiencing short-term financial difficulties. The initiative is part of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework, a renewed commitment to improve post-secondary opportunities and outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Langara will be receiving $34,300 to support learners in our Aboriginal Community.

"The research shows that having access to emergency funding can have a positive impact for Aboriginal students," said Roy Daykin, Langara's Vice-President of Administration and Finance. "Langara is committed to its Aboriginal community, and we're excited to be able to offer our students this resource."

"This is a significant initiative because we know that student success can be greatly affected by urgent financial hardship," added Clayton Munro, Langara’s Acting Dean of Student Services. "Having these funds available to our Aboriginal learners when they are facing financial difficulties will make a real difference in their lives, both in and outside the classroom."

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Annie Mullins
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