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Original News Release




June 19, 2007

Ministry of Advanced Education

Ministry of Health





New seats in 2007-08


·        Okanagan College – 120 seats

·        University College of the Fraser Valley – 10 seats

·        Thompson Rivers University – 20 seats

·        Selkirk College – 20 seats

·        Northwest Community College – 11 seats

·        Vancouver Community College – 16 seats

·        Camosun College – eight seats for Aboriginal students

·        Northern Lights College –  eight seats for Aboriginal students


One-time funding support


·        $79,000 to Vancouver Community College to lead a revision of the residential care aide curriculum, which will also be made available to private institutions.

·        $25,000 to Douglas College to fund a multi-stakeholder pilot residential care aide project in the Fraser Health Region. The BC Care Providers Association will manage the project.

·        $30,000 to Northwest Community College for equipment to support the residential care aide expansion.

·        $160,000 to Okanagan College for equipment for two laboratories to support expansion in the residential care aide and licensed practical nurse program at the college.

·        $70,000 to Okanagan College to support an additional intake of residential care aide students.

·        $128,609 to Camosun College to support two additional intakes of residential care aide students.







Corinna Filion

Communications Manager

250 952-6400

250 812-7977 (cell)


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