VIU halves tuition cost of CPHA program to improve accessibility

August 10, 2016

Vancouver Island University is using one-time provincial funding to reduce tuition for its Community Health Promotion for Aboriginal Communities (CHPA) program, making it more accessible to learners. CHPA launched last year in response to the concerns of Vancouver Island’s First Nations communities, who needed skilled personnel to meet members’ health needs. The certificate program offers training in community development and health education and promotion, and teaches the social elements of health in First Nations communities. “VIU is committed to providing an affordable and culturally safe program,” commented Carol Stuart, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Human Services at VIU.