Support Resources

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VSAOC Student Advocacy
The VSAOC advocates on behalf of students on a continual basis and offers assistance to students with academic and non-academic concerns.

VSAOC Job Listings
The Employment Services / Job Bank has been created to help you find student employment (if you're a student) or post an available position (job) if you're an employer.

VSAOC Housing Registry
The Housing Registry has been created to help you find a place to live (if you're a student) or post a place for rental (if you're a landlord).

VSAOC Office Services
Confectionary Sales, Copying Services, School Supplies.

VSAOC Student Food Bank
Students can pick up food bag packages, and grocery store gift certificates from the VSAOC office.

VSAOC Student Financial Assistance
Information on Emergency Vouchers and Student Food Bank, please visit the VSAOC office.

VSAOC Student Extended Health & Dental Plan
Check out the many benefits and features included in your Student Benefit Plan.

Eric Reist (250) 545-7291 ext. 2213

Aboriginal Access and Services
The Aboriginal Access and Services Department supports Aboriginal learners interested in applying to and studying at Okanagan College.

(250) 545-7291 ext. 2284

Athletics, Recreation and Student Life
Okanagan College encourages students to get involved in recreational activities both on and off campus. Okanagan College emphasizes sport and fitness activities as a vital component of a successful, rewarding and enjoyable college experience. We invite students to participate, meet people, have fun, play and be active!

Personal, emotional and academic problems are a normal part of student life. Professionally trained staff are available to assist students in coping with problem areas in their life that interfere with maximizing their academic and social potential. One of the most helpful ways of dealing with problematic situations and feelings is to talk them through with an experienced counsellor.

Derrick Doige (250) 545-7291 ext. 2208

Disability Services
The purpose of Disability Services is to provide equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities at Okanagan College.

Student Financial Support
Information on awards, scholarships, grants and loans.


Learning Centres
The Student Success Centre assists all students to achieve academic success at Okanagan College. We provide help in reading, writing, mathematics, science, studying, and critical thinking. Our goal is to help students become effective, independent learners. We also work closely with faculty to design workshops that help you succeed.

This secure site provides your single point of access for information, services and resources at Okanagan College.

Student Services
Academic success increasingly relies on students taking advantage of the high quality and flexible support services available at the Okanagan College. Aboriginal Access and Services, Financial Aid and Awards, Counselling Services, Disability Services and others are working together to ensure that students have immediate access to a full range of programs and services that support learning and academic success at Okanagan College.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed 2 toolkits to support people who have been impacted by suicide. One toolkit is tailored for people who have attempted suicide , and the other is focused on resources for people who have lost someone to suicide . The MHCC wishes to thank the Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide for their assistance in making these toolkits possible.
In the summer of 2017, the MHCC conducted an online survey to elicit feedback from people who have been affected by suicide. With over a thousand responses, the survey helped gain a better understanding of what topics, content areas, resources, and information were important to include in the toolkits.

Many respondents indicated a preference for “people-first” language as opposed to “survivorship language”. For this reason, “people-first” language is used in the toolkit. That said, many of the resources linked from the toolkits use “survivorship” language.
Please note that the toolkits are not intended to replace a conversation and are not designed to be an exhaustive list of the wide variety of resources available across Canada for support. If you or someone you know is experiencing distressing thoughts or thoughts of suicide, please contact your local distress centre or Kids Help Phone .
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