BC approves concept plan for Indigenous centre to house new NVIT campus, youth centre, homes

A new Indigenous centre in Vancouver, BC that will house Nicola Valley Institute of Technology’s Vancouver campus is moving forward, thanks to $2.5M in funding from the Government of British Columbia. The centre will include NVIT’s Vancouver campus, as well as a childcare centre, the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA), affordable homes, and more. NVIT’s campus space will include purpose-built classrooms, media labs, trades workshops, and specialized learning environments, enabling the institute to grow. “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 concept plan has been approved, and the project is now embarking on business-case development. BC| The Globe and Mail| Global News| Merritt Herald Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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