Parents can help

You play a key role in supporting your adult children reach their educational goals.

Career advice, financial support, emotional support, guidance on navigating adulthood - all contribute to your child's success. Find that balance between support and independence.

Parent E-Newsletters

We have started sending regular e-newsletters to connect with parents about updates and resources to help support you and your student in the post-secondary planning process.

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Parents as Education and Career Coaches

Fall 2020 Workshop Dates:

District Date Time

Surrey Online Academy

October 6, 2020

8pm - 9pm

Vancouver October 15, 2020 7pm - 8:30pm
Kamloops October 21, 2020 7pm - 8:30pm
Chilliwack November 3, 2020 6:30pm - 8pm
Saanich November 9, 2020 7pm - 8:30pm
Victoria November 10, 2020 7pm - 8:30pm
Surrey November 16, 2020 6:30pm - 8pm
Surrey November 17, 2020 7pm - 8pm
Burnaby November 18, 2020 7pm - 8:30pm
Langley November 26, 2020 7pm - 8:30pm

*Please note that each session is only open to the parents of the corresponding school districts. Dates are subject to change.

To register, please reach out to your District Parent Advisory Council or District Career Counsellor. 

Additional Resources

Many institutions offer parent orientation sessions designed to help you support your child with post-secondary planning, the application process, and ongoing success - check one out!

Parents Can Help  

  1. Do brainstorm ideas and questions about program options.
  2. Don't do the research required to learn about program options.
  3. Do offer encouragement through the application process
  4. Don't complete the application for them.
  5. Do discuss plans for financing their education.
  6. Don't prepare their budget or application for funding.
  7. Do brainstorm questions in advance of an advising appointment.
  8. Don't attend the advising appointment.
  9. Do discuss course registration and selection.
  10. Don't register for them.
  11. Do offer advice about how to approach an instructor or professor concerning a specific issue.
  12. Don't contact the instructor or professor directly.
  13. Do offer encouragement about their course work.
  14. Don't call them several times a day reminding them to do their course work.
  15. Do offer encouragement or feedback on their essays.
  16. Don't write parts of their entire essay.
  17. Do discuss their progress.
  18. Don't go online or go to campus to try to get their grades for them.

See Transitioning from High School for more help.

Encouragement is
the best support