More former youth in care from British Columbia will be able to access postsecondary education, thanks to the provincial government’s removal of the age restriction associated with the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program. As of August 2023, former youth in care of any age will be able to access tuition waivers to support their postsecondary training. Students will also be able to access individual grants to cover expenses for necessities such as textbooks, computers, and internet costs. The expansion is expected to support an additional 1,200 students and will receive $19.2M in support from BC over three years. “Our government wants to ensure that all former youth in care can access post-secondary education and skills training, which will open up doors and opportunities and help them to thrive,” said BC Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Selina Robinson.