Submitted. Aboriginal students at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will benefit from a range of new and expanded programs and services
as a result of $75,000 in one-time funding from the Province.
The university will hire an indigenous transitions coordinator for 2016-17 who will assist Aboriginal students with admissions, academic and
support services, peer support and mentoring.
The targeted funding for UFV is part of more than $1 million that is being provided to 14 public post-secondary institutions to help ensure
institutions are welcoming learning environments for Aboriginal students.
This funding is part of ongoing activities to support the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan.
The provincial government launched this plan in 2012 to improve post-secondary education and training opportunities and outcomes for
Aboriginal people in B.C.
The goal is to increase the number of credentials awarded to Aboriginal learners by 75% by 2020-21. In 2013-14, 3,241 credentials were awarded to Aboriginal learners, an increase of 23%, or 607 over 2009-10.
The Ministry of Advanced Education also provides supports to Aboriginal students through Aboriginal Service Plans, through funding for community-
based training and by providing funding for emergency financial assistance and awards.
The $75,000 in one-time funding is from the Ministry of Advanced Education in support of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint and the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan.