Former Youth in Care (Post-Care)

If you have lived as a youth in care in British Columbia, the following resources may assist you to pursue your post-secondary education.

  • Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
  • Learning for Future Grant
  • Langara Youth in Care Bursary
  • Youth Futures Education Fund
  • Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment 
  • Aged Out

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) 
Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Application 
This program waives tuition fees for BC students who are former youth in care who meet the time in care requirement, regardless of age, and who are attending a BC public post-secondary institution. 
Please click the PTWP Student FAQ for additional information and eligibility criteria.

Learning for Future Grant
Learning for Future Grant Declaration Form
Available to eligible Provincial Tuition Waiver recipients, to support education related costs not covered by the Provincial Tuition Waiver program, such as books, computers, and internet services.
For more information, please read the following Frequently Asked Questions.

Langara Youth in Care Bursary (YICBUR) 
Youth in Care Bursary Consent Form
Post-Care students who do not qualify for the PTWP, may be eligible for the Langara Youth in Care Bursary. Please apply to both the PTWP and YICBUR.  If you are eligible for both programs, you will only receive funding through the PTWP.

Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF) 
Youth Futures Education Fund/Langara Bursary Application 
The Youth Futures Education Fund provides living expenses to youth who have aged out of the foster care system and are attending a post-secondary institution on a tuition waiver. You may be eligible if you received the PTWP or YICBUR funding. To apply, please fill out the Langara Bursary Application due by the middle of the 1st month of each term (Jan, May, Sep).

Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment (SAJE)
SAJE (Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment) Information
Youth and young adults who have been in government care in British Columbia can access the following supports and services as they transition from care: housing supports, mental health & counselling benefits, life-skills training and cultural connections funding, dental/optical funding and income supplements.

Aged Out is for young adults who were in government care in BC. It's an up-to-date warehouse of information on resources and services available to young adults and a learning tool to help people feel empowered as they age into community.