Vancouver Island University (VIU)

A partner in the Learning Partnership with Indigenous Youth

VIU is a partner in EleV, a learning partnership that is creating opportunities for Indigenous learners to be full partners in their education.

The partnership with VIU includes:

  • Doubling the number of Indigenous students at VIU by matching the number of young people attending the school through funding from First Nation communities. As a result, 500 Indigenous students will complete their studies.
  • Supporting more than 1,800 Indigenous students, including services provided by Education Navigators on campus and in communities, to help guide them throughout their postsecondary education. This approach will contribute to improved retention and graduation rates.
  • Supporting younger learners, from Qeq (toddler) through to high school, to develop their leadership skills and build a pathway to postsecondary education.