Investments in Childcare Improves Access to Education

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 20, 2021 1 min read
The BC government’s 2021 Budget includes a $233 million investment in childcare which involves more than doubling the number of childcare spaces available to British Columbians for $10 dollars a day or less. Access to affordable childcare will allow more parents to attend post-secondary education, finish in-progress credentials, join the workforce, or retrain for a different career.

Students applaud $5.7 billion investment for Youth

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 19, 2021 2 min read
The Federal government’s 2021 Budget has students celebrating a $5.7 billion investment in young people. The Budget contains an extension of interest accrual waiver on Canada Student Loans until May 31, 2023 and an additional two years of increased funding for non-repayable grants.

Throne Speech 2021

Michael Gauld
Michael Gauld
Apr 12, 2021 < 1 min read
Today the BC Government had its Throne Speech, which provides hints to initiatives and investments we can expect in the upcoming budget being released on April 20. Here are a list of highlights and things we should expect more details about next week.

Further Boosts to Emergency Funding for Students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 09, 2021 1 min read
Students are applauding an additional $4 million investment, announced today by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, that will help provide more emergency support for students in BC.

BCFS Weekly Roundup

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 01, 2021 4 min read
The exam season is just around the corner, but there has been a lot going on so we thought you might need a bit of a roundup! We are going to be detailing some of the recent announcements that have been made in regards to public health and post-secondary in British Columbia.

NDP Debt Forgiveness Strategy Misses the Mark

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 20, 2021 2 min read
The federal NDP’s plan to tackle student loan debt in Canada, unveiled today, is ambitious — but it misses the mark on long-term up-front access to post-secondary education. The plan is centered on a debt forgiveness scheme, which doesn’t help those from low- and middle-income families get an education without accruing debt in the first place.

Students Hopeful to Return to Campus in the Fall

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 08, 2021 1 min read
NEW WESTMINSTER— Post-secondary students across British Columbia are hopeful for the chance to safely return to campus this Fall. Most students at colleges, universities, and institutes across the province have been learning online since the pandemic began last March.

Happy International Women's Day!

Melissa Chirino
Melissa Chirino
Mar 08, 2021 4 min read
Today we celebrate the women in our lives, women who have enacted positive change, and women who have been working hard during the past year.

Happy OER Week!

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 01, 2021 2 min read
The BC Federation of Students has been advocating for the funding and adoption of open educational resources for over six years. Every March we look forward to highlighting this important issue and celebrating the work being done to reduce financial barriers caused by the high costs of textbooks and course materials.

Pink Shirt Day 2021

Tanysha Klassen
Tanysha Klassen
Feb 24, 2021 < 1 min read
Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about bullying and talk about its far reaching impacts. Bullying is prevalent in our schools, workplaces and online; chances are you have known or currently know someone who has experienced bullying, or have experienced it yourself.

Advocacy Week February 2021

Michael Gauld
Michael Gauld
Feb 12, 2021 1 min read
Advocacy is at the heart of what the BCFS stands for – over the last week we held our annual Advocacy Week, bringing together seventeen students’ associations that represent more than 190,000 students across British Columbia. Student representatives lobbied 60 MLAs from February 8-10 on issues that impact all students across the province.

Moose Hide Campaign Day 2021

Cody Isaac
Cody Isaac
Feb 11, 2021 < 1 min read
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Moose Hide Day and I could not be more proud of everyone who has taken part in this campaign and who continue to stand up, bring awareness, and protect the women and children within their communities.