The Continuing Education Grant was designed to encourage all Haida Gwaii residents to pursue educational opportunities of all kinds, both on and off-island. This grant can help cover the cost of tuition and materials for courses at recognized universities, colleges, and trades programs, including online courses. Long-term courses are courses that are three months or longer, such as university or college semesters.
Who can apply?
- Individual residents.
- For the purposes of this grant, residents are defined as people who have lived on Haida Gwaii for the past 24 consecutive months. A student who has left Haida Gwaii to attend school but otherwise maintains their residency is considered a resident.
How much money is available?
Up to $3,750 a calendar year, or a maximum of five courses to a maximum of $750 per course. Funding will be based on the actual cost of your course and materials.
- Applications are accepted throughout the year.
- Your application must be submitted no later than two weeks into the semester or course.
Eligible uses of the grant
- Tuition for recognized universities, colleges, and trades programs, including online courses that result in credits towards a certificate, diploma or degree.
- Course materials.
- Long-term courses that are three months or longer, such as university or college semesters (for short-term courses, click here).
- This grant is open to:
- mature students
- recent high school graduates
- full-time and part-time students
Ineligible uses of the grant
- Workshops, professional fees, conferences, seminars, webinars, symposiums, forums, apprenticeships, one-on-one coaching and consultant fees.
Courses without tuition.
- Courses taken at non-recognized post-secondary institutions.
- Directories of recognized post-secondary schools and private institutions can be found here:
(If the school you are attending is not listed, please indicate on your application how it is accredited.)
How to apply
Full details of the Continuing Education Grant can be found in the application guide.
Applications must be submitted online through our grant management system. You will need to create an account to access application forms, save drafts and submit your application. If you don’t have access to a computer or need assistance with your application, please call or visit our offices.
Approvals take up to three weeks. Decisions are made by staff according to Board set policy.