BC provides $2.5M to support new Indigenous centre with NVIT campus, childcare centre

Vancouver will soon host a new Indigenous centre that will include a postsecondary campus, a skills training campus, a childcare centre, and more. The new centre will house the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Vancouver campus, which are currently both at capacity. The new facility will provide UNYA with space for classrooms, media labs, and art studios; and NVIT with purpose-built classrooms, media labs, lecture areas, workshops, and the specialized learning environments and space needed to expand its programs. “NVIT is excited to be working with UNYA to address the need for Indigenous education in urban Vancouver,” said NVIT president Ken Tourand. “This project will enable Indigenous youth to receive the support they require through UNYA and then transition to post-secondary education.” The Government of British Columbia provided $2.5M to the centre to finalize the project’s scope, timelines, and funding sources.

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