Adult basic education and ESL training are the gateway to post-secondary education and employment for many of Canada’s marginalized and immigrant communities. Without these programs, many are prevented from participating in the economy. In December 2014, the BC Liberal government announced the immediate implementation of tuition fees, and withdrawal of funding for ABE programs.
Since 2014, students have been fighting back against tuition fees for ESL and ABE. The SUVCC is a part of the Don’t Close the Doors campaign that already has endorsements from unions and municipal governments representing over one million British Columbians.
– Provincial government to fund adult basic education and ESL programs at 2013 capacity without tuition fees.
For more information
To take part in the campaign, please come into the students’ union office on your campus. You can also check out the campaign’s website: dontclosethedoors.ca