Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP)

Indigenous students across Canada with limited financial means, including those students living with disabilities may be eligible to receive a laptop to assist their continued education and success. Students must be of low-income, enrolled in Formal education (online, remote, or on-site), and actively attending.
Resources are limited - apply today!
Visit www.bcands.bc.ca or email sslp@bcands.bc.ca for more information and to apply

Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP)

BCANDS is now offering the Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP). The SSLP is a time-limited project for Indigenous students across Canada who have limited financial resources, including those students living with disabilities. The SSLP is accepting applications from students of any age enrolled in a Formal educational institution (either online, remote, or through on-site learning) to be considered to receive a laptop and accessories to assist with their continued education and success.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications must be received by BCANDS no later than March 15th, 2021 for consideration. However, due to the limited funding and a high demand, we recommend that applicants submit their completed application as early as possible. Please contact us if you need assistance with the application or have any questions.

Contact:
Email: sslp@bcands.bc.ca
Phone: 250-381-7303 ext.202 | Toll Free: 1-888-815-5511


Our Goal:
• To assist the continued participation and success of Indigenous students and Indigenous students with disabilities, in their education and eventually, in their future employment


Am I Eligible?
• Applicants must be enrolled in Formal education at any level from kindergarten to post-secondary OR taking courses through an accredited institution, AND be actively attending
• Applicants must be of Indigenous ancestry
• Applicants must not have received/be receiving any other support for equipment from Nation, community, or other organization/program
• Applicants must be a Canadian resident
• Applicants must be low-income OR
• Applicants identify as living with a disability AND be low-income

Application Forms

ENGLISH

To fill out on a computer – use Microsoft Word application form:

To print off and fill out – use PDF application form:

FRENCH

Pour remplir sur un ordinateur – utilisez le formulaire d’application Microsoft Word:

Pour imprimer et remplir – utilisez le formulaire de demande PDF:


Download PDF Reader:
https://acrobat.adobe.com/ca/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html



Indigenous SSLP Poster for Promotion:


Other Resources

Telus Internet for Good program
– Offered in BC and Alberta to provide eligible Canadians with the internet they need to succeed
– $9.95/month for 24 month
– Available to PWD or AISH recipients and is extended directly to families in need
https://www.telus.com/en/about/company-overview/community-investment/how-we-give/cause-campaigns/internet-for-good

netClé
– netClé enables people with physical disabilities to use the computer independently, by serving as an alternative to standard inputs like a keyboard and mouse
– Currently distributing netClé for free
http://www.netcle.ca/

Computers for Schools
– Find the CFS+ affiliate in your province or territory by clicking on the link:
https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cfs-ope.nsf/eng/home