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Inclusion BC supports Access to Work program at Capilano University

Inclusion BC's Executive Director, Faith Bodnar, sent a letter on Friday, June 7 to the President and Chair of the Board of Capilano University, urging that the Access to Work adult special education program be protected from damaging budget cuts.

This post-secondary program is facing a potential severe budget cut that would eliminate half of the seats in the program, taking it from 25 seats annually to 13. This would have a great impact on students with special needs who may be prevented from accessing post-secondary education, particularly students on the North Shore.

Supporters of the Access to Work program are encouraging attendance at the Capilano University Senate meeting on Monday, June 10 and the Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, June 11, as well as further letters to be sent.

The Senate meets on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Library building, room 322. The Senate will recommend to the Board of Governors to pass or not to pass the budget that suspends the Access to Work program; the meeting is open to the public.

The Board of Governors meets next Tuesday June 11th at 6 pm at Capilano University in a public meeting to make the final decision on this budget.

Letters in support of the Access to Work Program may be sent to the university President, Kris Bulcroft c/o fcorlett@capilanou.ca, Chair of the Board Dr. Robin Brayne c/o fcorlett@capilanou.ca and your MLAs.