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The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of more than 170,000 students at 14 universities, colleges, and institutes in every part of BC. Together we work to provide students with an effective and unified voice to influence access to education.

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Our Campaigns

The BC Federation of Students run a number of campaigns aimed at education in BC more affordable and making our institutions and communities better and more equitable.

Coalition campaigns are those run by other organisations, and which members have decided to endorse and actively participate in. While the Federation plays a role in assisting with on-campus activities, these are not campaigns created by the Federation.
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Due to government underfunding, institutions have come to depend on the revenue they receive from increasing fees for international students.
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The high cost of textbooks is creating obstacles for students to be successful in classes. Since 2002, the cost of textbooks has nearly doubled. In fact, 26% of BC students choose to not register for a course due to textbook costs, which negatively impacts their academic career.
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Services We Provide

The BC Federation of Students works to provide a series of high-quality services to our members and affiliated students' unions. From a free campus app to keep you up-to-date about your campus life, to the production of members' handbook and dayplanners that help keep you organised, and our student discount program - The Deals App, we use our collective purchasing power to save you money, and make life easier.

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BC Federation of Students Supports Students’ Right to Engage in Political Expression on Campus

The British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS) has a long history of fighting for, and defending, the rights of students to publicly express themselves on issues that they deem important, as well as to engage in open discourse at their post-secondary institutions. Today, the Federation reaffirms its unequivocal support for students...

Students React to Government of Canada’s Budget 2024

The Federal government’s Budget 2024 contains a number of investments for young Canadians that take aim at affordability and generational fairness, specifically by targeting programs that serve younger Canadian’s aspirations. The budget includes measures that will help young people including investments in housing, loan forgiveness for students graduating from specific programs that choose to work in rural and remote communities, and investments in mental health and employment supports for young people. It also includes investments to support low-income and Indigenous learners; while these investments were smaller than students were hoping for, they are steps in the right direction during a cost-of-living crisis.

BC Budget 2024: No Funding Cuts, yet no Critical Investments Either

BC government’s Budget 2024 fails to address the critical needs of students and institutions. For years, students have been calling for the government to significantly invest in public post-secondary institutions to decrease the financial burden downloaded to students by tuition fees. Though Budget 2024 provided investments of a billion dollars in capital projects across the post-secondary sector and did not present funding cuts to the post-secondary sector, it still fails to make up for decades of decreased operational budgets of institutions. Further, it has no fiscal measures that address the impending budgetary complications brought on by the federal government’s 35% reduction and cap on international student permits.

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The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of 14 university and college students’ unions from every part of BC.

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