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Learners from Care Academic Success Program

The Learners from Care Academic Success program is administered by the Dean of Students office. The program provides support for youth from care to participate fully in their university experience both inside and outside of the classroom.

Through wrap-around support from admission to graduation, students can focus on excelling in their studies and meeting their academic and career goals.

Program Goals

The Learners from Care Academic Success program aims to create an opportunity for current and former youth from care to participate fully in the Laurier university experience by removing financial barriers, expanding opportunities to connect directly with faculty and peer mentors, and providing a consistent campus contact to guide and support students from care as they navigate the university environment.

Areas of support include: 

  • Financial Support – Yearly financial support for all eligible students including full-time, part-time, undergraduate, and graduate students.
  • Peer Mentorship – Facilitated connection between new and returning students from care
  • Faculty Mentorship – Facilitated connection between students and faculty for career planning and networking.
  • Campus Navigation Support – Program planning, direct referral to wellness supports, campus tours and course registration advice.
  • Emergency Funding – Short-term funding support for unexpected situations.