Camosun, VIU, NVIT, Selkirk receive provincial investment for community mental health worker training

January 21, 2021
The Government of British Columbia is investing $800K to Camosun College, Vancouver Island University, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, and Selkirk College for the training of community mental health workers. The funding, which is part of the province’s COVID-19 response, will support the training of students to work in areas such as addictions counselling and shelter support. “Government is working on ways to help B.C. recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” said BC Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang. “The funding we’re announcing today will support training for highly valued and respected positions working with some of BC’s most vulnerable citizens.” Times Colonist | VIU | NationTalk (NVIT) (BC)