Canada’s largest credit union by membership, Coast Capital Savings, has provided the University of the Fraser Valley an amount of CAD 50,000 to help towards the institution’s student success.
This fund will boost the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Center (PRLC) which uses a peer-to-peer support model for its activities, which students benefit from.
Student peer leaders at the Coast Capital PRLC, provide students with a secure, and harmonious space by recognizing the means available to them, and providing peer-to-peer mentorship and support.
“At Coast Capital Savings we promise to help build a richer future for youth in our communities, and by investing in partnerships like this program with UFV, we are making good on that promise,” said Wendy Lachance, Director, Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings. “The Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Center is helping to build young leaders who will provide invaluable peer support to their fellow students in helping to manage life’s stresses as they pursue their post-secondary education.”
“UFV is very pleased to continue offering new ways of supporting student success,” said UFV President Joanne MacLean. “It is well documented that peer-to-peer engagement helps students learn and further develop their skills. Since launching the Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Center with the generous support of Coast Capital Savings, we have been able to implement student support and referral services that strengthen a sense of community at UFV. Community supporters like Coast Capital Savings help make UFV the kind of university that embraces a holistic view of student success.”
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