Youth in Care Tuition Bursary

Policy Number: 
3211
Policy Responsibility: 
Vice-President, Finance & Administration
Approved: 
Program Council
Effective: 
November 6, 2014
Review: 
November 6, 2017

Context / Purpose: 

The Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) offers a Tuition Bursary Program for eligible students who have grown up in government care.  The tuition bursary is intended to provide opportunity to individuals who are underrepresented at the post-secondary level.

Policy Statement: 

As a provincial institute with a mandate to bring education to underrepresented groups and a focus on meaningful educational opportunities the tuition bursary program is intended to provide opportunities that might otherwise be unrealized. 

Scope: 

This policy applies to all JIBC degrees, diplomas and certificate programs and complements The Youth Education Assistance Fund (YEAF)

Definitions: 

For the purpose of this policy a youth in care is defined as an individual who is a resident of British Columbia and is living or has lived as a youth in care in British Columbia under one of the following conditions as defined by the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA): 

  • A Continuing Custody Order under Sections 41 (1) (d), 42.2 (4)(d), 42.2 (7), 49 (4), 49 (5), 49 (10) (a) or;
  • An Agreement with Youth under Section 12.2 or:
  • A Transfer of Custody Order Section 54.1.

Last updated July 30, 2015