BC Government launches free 24/7 mental health service for students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 16, 2020 2 min read
The BC Government has announced an early launch of its mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students. The service, called Here2Talk, is a welcome aid for those currently struggling with the uncertainty brought about by COVID-19. “Many...

A Message from the BCFS Chairperson

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 08, 2020 2 min read
With the sudden move to online classes, physical isolation, and loss or reduction of employment, this is a really hard time for students. I get it. But...

Grants Not Loans

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 30, 2020 6 min read
CAMPAIGN VICTORY The BC government’s 2020 Budget has students and educators celebrating the introduction of an up-front, needs-based student grant program. The BC Access Grant is the first of its kind in BC in nearly two decades, and will help reduce student loan debt for thousands of British Columbians every...

COVID-19 Update: What does this mean for students?

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 20, 2020 6 min read
This blog was posted on March 20, 2020 and has since been updated. For the most up-to-date information on relief measures for income and expenses please click here.   COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, has affected every...

BC Federation of Students Endorses Moose Hide Campaign

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 24, 2020 1 min read
At its annual general meeting in January 2020, student representatives from across the province voted unanimously for the BC Federation of Students to formally endorse the Moose Hide Campaign. This endorsement builds on years of work that has been,...

BC Budget introduces grant program for post-secondary students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 18, 2020 2 min read
The BC government’s 2020 Budget has students and educators celebrating the introduction of an up-front, needs-based student grant program. The BC Access Grant is the first of its kind in BC in nearly two decades, and will help reduce...

Students looking for debt relief in upcoming BC Budget

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 06, 2020 1 min read
With the 2020 BC Budget just around the corner, students and their families are renewing their calls for the government to implement an up-front needs-based grant program to ease the burden of student loan debt. “BC has the lowest amount of non-repayable financial assistance – like grants – in Canada,”...

Students applaud record investment in student mental health support

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jan 29, 2020 2 min read
Students applaud the BC Government’s announcement on the creation of a student mental health service that will be accessible for all students across the province. According to the announcement, students will soon be able to access counselling services either online or via the phone 24 hours a day seven days...