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School of Access

Learn in the Community

The community is your campus

As well as offering programs on both the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses, the School of Access engages community in nine different off-campus sites to enhance your education.

Upgrading programs and courses now tuition-free at Camosun

Starting this fall, Camosun will no longer be charging tuition for 0-level upgrading courses.

The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students. Please talk to a financial aid advisor for more information.

Learn in a welcoming environment

Feeling unsure about returning to school? Community Learning Partnerships (CLP), a department of the School of Access, takes education to community-based sites to make it easier to begin or return to learning.

Students learn in a comfortable environment with other adults who share similar backgrounds and get help from friendly and compassionate Camosun instructors and staff. CLP can be a starting point in getting ready to transfer to on-campus college programs.

Learn in an Indigenous community

We work with the Saanich Adult Education Centre, Songhees Learning Centre, and Victoria Native Friendship Centre in providing a culturally friendly and supportive learning environment. CLP also partners with Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen, Camosun's Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections in supporting Indigenous student success with tutoring, advising, counselling, and referrals.

Learn in other community settings

We work with local agencies to provide educational opportunities for their clients within the familiar community environment.

Teaching staff

Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors are here to help you succeed.

Meet the team.

Community Partner Programs

Bridges for Women Society

Two locations: Victoria and Westshore
careers@bridgesforwomen.ca | 250-385-7410

Who we serve: Women with histories of trauma and abuse

What we offer


Camosun @ Belmont

Located in Belmont Secondary School, Westshore
Cheryl Dyck | cdyck@camosun.ca | 250-370-3843

Who we serve: Adult learners in the Westshore community

What we offer


Island Community Mental Health

Victoria West
info@icmha.ca | 250-389-1211

Who we serve: Adults aged 19 and over, with services designed to promote hope and recovery and offer people the career and education support needed to achieve success in life.

What we offer


Our Place Society

Downtown Victoria
info@ourplacesociety.com | 250-388-7112

Who we serve: Those in need in Victoria’s inner city

What we offer


Saanich Adult Education Centre

Tsartlip First Nation near Brentwood
Karen Whetung | whetungk@camosun.ca | 250-544-2192

Who we serve: Members of WSÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), as well as other Indigenous peoples

What we offer


Songhees Learning Centre

Located in Songhees Wellness Centre, Songhees Nation
Verna Barker | barkerv@camosun.ca | 250-386-1043 ext. 313

Who we serve: Members of the Songhees community

What we offer


Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Tillicum area of Victoria
Lesley Watson | watsonl@camosun.ca | 250-384-3211 ext. 2233

Who we serve: Indigenous people living off reserve in the Greater Victoria area as well as residents from First Nations communities in southern Vancouver Island

What we offer

Other Community Opportunities

ĆELÁSET (Moving Forward) Program

CLP in collaboration with Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen: Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections, has been able to deliver a 20-week pre-employment/education programs with eight Indigenous communities over the last four years, which includes an 8-week Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (BEST) training, and English and math upgrading. The program identifies and responds to the community’s educational and leaning needs integrated with cultural components including time spent with Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

If your community is interested in forming such a partnership, please contact Tanya Kirkland, kirklandt@camosun.bc.ca 250-370-3341.

Pathways 2 Professions & Trades (P2PT) Program

CLP in partnership with Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) delivers an 8 week Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (BEST) training to participants in a full time 20-week program funded by Service Canada which also includes 12 weeks of paid work experience in the relevant labour market sector and group and individual language development support.

For more information, please contact Laura-Jane Cote, Program Manager lj@vircs.bc.ca 250 361-9433 ext. 203.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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