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East Vancouver Education Centre

Program Description

East Vancouver Education Centre (EVEC) is designed for secondary students who are working on Grades 10-12 and who are experiencing difficulty in the regular classroom and/or school environment. The program is a partnership with Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS).

EVEC works for students who benefit from a more supportive environment with a higher staff to student ratio. Support is targeted to academic and social-emotional aspects, as well as providing community and pre-employment opportunities. EVEC integrates the academic program with individual and group recreational activities. The academic program involves adapted/modified courses and work based on the student’s skill levels. Goal meetings and peer group work help promote the students’ clarification of values, enhance their decision-making skills, and help students be positively assertive. Recreation, art, the Breakfast Club, and the lunch program, encourage attendance and participation, thereby developing the students’ feelings of self-worth and belonging.

Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process which involves the student, caregiver, various stakeholders, and program staff. In addition to providing educational programming, the EVEC staff are dedicated to working individually with students to focus on their social, emotional, and mental health needs. Support plans are established to meet the needs of the students as they progress into adulthood.

Program Location

Administering School:      

Vancouver Alternate Secondary School

Program Location:

201 - 2455 Fraser St, Vancouver, B.C.  V5T 0E6


(604) 709-5720


Referral Process

Referrals for inter-agency programs require a MCFD Social Worker or Youth Justice referral; school staff do not have direct access to refer students to these programs.

Referrals are accepted on an on-going basis and reviewed by a MCFD/VSB screening committee to determine eligibility, placement, and priority.

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