VCC faculty launches campaign to call for increased ESL funding

March 24, 2014

The Vancouver Community College Faculty Association (VCCFA) has launched an “ESL Matters” advocacy campaign, which calls on the British Columbia government to restore full funding to ESL training at the college. The provincial government in February announced it would give PSE institutions $10.5 million to transition ESL programs to a new structure governed by the federal government, with $4.76 million going to VCC. However, according to the Vancouver Courier, the $4.76 million will only constitute 44% of the money VCC had for ESL classes last year. Members of the VCCFA, the VCC students association, and opposition MLAs held a rally last week to launch the advocacy campaign, which also includes a website. Vancouver Courier