Caring for children while at university can be a challenging experience. In addition to time and financial pressures, many students may also be caring for children far from family support systems.
There are a number of ways to reach out and receive support as a student parent at UBC.
- AMS Food Bank
The on-campus food bank provides emergency food relief and personal hygiene supplies to current UBC students. All UBC students requiring aid are welcome to use the Student Food Bank by showing a valid student ID card.
- Financial emergencies
If you are experiencing financial concerns, an Enrolment Services Advisor can work with you to develop the best course of action and review resources available to you.
- British Columbia Rental Assistance Program
The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income working families with monthly assistance to help with their monthly rent payments. Apply early, as the waiting list for subsidized housing involves a long wait.
- YWCA support services for women and families
Get information, referrals, and one-to-one support for employment, education, parenting, legal or financial information, and help with document completion.