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Provincial Resource Programs

In addition to the regular block of funds allocated to school districts for the provision of public education, the Province also funds a group of education alternatives known as Provincial Resource Programs (PRPs). These programs are intended to assist districts to meet the educational needs of students in exceptional circumstances.  

PRPs are operated by host school districts and are located throughout the province to serve approximately 10,000 school-aged individuals. Some of these programs are operated in co-operation with other provincial ministries, including the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Health. PRPs enable students to continue learning while in hospitals, treatment centres or containment centres. Other PRP facilities provide specific services for students with special needs throughout the province, either on an outreach basis or within a provincial centre.   

Each year, the Ministry of Education establishes a budget for the operation of PRPs. Districts submit their proposed budgets for the coming school year, including anticipated operating expenditures. A PRP review committee comprising ministry staff considers all budget requests submitted by school boards, on an individual program basis.  

For a full listing of the Provincial Resource Programs, please see the Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines on the Ministry of Education Website.



BC Children’s Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

BC Children’s Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

The primary focus of the unit school program is to assess student ability academically, functionally and emotionally. Patients/students attend school five days a week for assessment, assignments, unstructured activities and social development.

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BC Children’s Hospital - Child Psychiatric Unit

BC Children’s Hospital - Child Psychiatric Unit

The BCCH: Child Psychiatry Unit provides a comprehensive assessment, which includes psychology, education, occupational therapy and speech/language evaluations, as well as diagnostic clarification and medication review. It also includes individual therapy, family therapy and behaviour management education for the caregivers. The ultimate goal is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment plan, which is then shared in a discharge planning conference with those professionals involved in the community.

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BC Children’s Hospital - Eating Disorders Inpatient and Day Treatment Program

BC Children’s Hospital - Eating Disorders Inpatient and Day Treatment Program

The objective of the Learning Resource Centre in the Eating Disorders Inpatient Program and the Therapeutic Academic Program in the Eating Disorders Day Treatment Program is to provide academic instruction and support for patients admitted into those program at BC Children’s Hospital.

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BC Children’s Hospital - School Program

BC Children’s Hospital - School Program

The program objectives are: to help patients continue with their regular school work while in the hospital, to provide normalcy and routine to their days, and to help students stay connected to their home schools.

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Canuck Place School Program

Canuck Place School Program

The desired outcome is to provide the normality of a school program for children with life-threatening illnesses who come to Canuck Place for palliative care services.

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GF Strong - School Program

GF Strong - School Program

To meet the academic needs of students with neurological impairments sustained through injury or illness (including assessment, remediation and academic programming) and to reintegrate students with newly acquired disabilities back to their home school communities.

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Gifted Transition Program

Gifted Transition Program

This program prepares academically gifted adolescents to achieve their goals of early entrance to university and continuing successful studies leading to fulfilling career paths.

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Out of District Provincial Resource Programs for British Columbia

Ministry of Education listing of Provincial Resource Programs for the Province of British Columbia.

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Peak House School Program

Peak House School Program

Peak House is a voluntary, ten-week, live-in treatment program for youth seeking freedom from problematic substance use. The Ministry of Education’s Provincial Resource Program at Peak House serves as a therapeutic school program by providing academic continuity and re-engagement opportunities and transition support for youth while they attend treatment for substance use.

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Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired

Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired

PRCVIs role is to provide learning resources, leadership, information, training and consultation to support school districts' goals of equitable access and enhanced educational opportunities for students with visual impairments.

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SET-BC

SET-BC

Is to assist BC school districts and Group I and II Independent Schools in using technology to support the educational programs of students with physical, sensory, communication and learning challenges and to provide support to BC school districts and Independent Schools in building their capacity to use technology to support students with diverse needs in the classroom setting.

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SET-BC Vision

SET-BC Vision

The objective of SETBC: Vision Services is to assist BC school districts in educating students with visual impairments, through the use of assistive technology and to develop assistive technology expertise within school districts.

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Sunny Hill - School Program

Sunny Hill - School Program

Provides academic assessment and remediation for inpatients and outpatients specifically for acquired brain injuries and to liaise with and support their home schools to provide appropriate support services.

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