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These are a series of helpful links that the SCSU has gathered together to help you navigate your way through the college experience. They will provide you with information on the services that the Students' Union provides, as well as information about Selkirk College itself, and the Cities of Castlegar and Nelson. Scroll down the page to view the different headings and find out more.

Castlegar

Castlegar Airport

Flying out or picking somebody up? Information on the latest flight arrival/departure times and the various services offered at the airport are available here. http://www.castlegar.ca/devserv_air.htm

Castlegar and District Youth Centre (The Station)

Dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, accepting, fun space for community youth aged 13+.            http://www.stationyouthcentre.com

Castlegar Regional Transit

Detailed information on schedules and fares for the Castlegar Regional Transit System.http://www.bctransit.com/regions/cas/?p=2.list

Castlegar Weather http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-21_metric_e.html

City of Castlegar           http://www.castlegar.ca

Kootenay Family Place

This organization's purpose is to serve children, youth and families in the West Kootenay Boundary region. http://www.kootenayfamilyplace.org

Nelson

ANKORS 

ANKORS' mission is to respond to the evolving needs of those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. http://www.ankors.bc.ca/mission.php

City of Nelson

The official website for all things Nelson. http://www.city.nelson.bc.ca

Kootenay Co-op Radio CJLY

This cooperative radio station is based out of Nelson and is always looking for volunteers to host radio shows, among other things. http://kootenaycoopradio.com

Nelson Transit System

Detailed information on schedules and fares for the Nelson Transit System http://www.busonline.ca/regions/nel/default.cfm

Nelson Weather http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-37_metric_e.html 

West Kootenay Women's Association & The Nelson & District Women's Centre

A rural women's centre with 30 years of herstory.    http://www.nelsonwomenscentre.com

Youth Employment Resource Centre – Nelson

Provides services to youth and employers in Nelson, Kaslo, Crescent Valley, Salmo and the Village of Slocan.                http://www.yerc.ca/

Selkirk College

Government

  Canada Student Loans Program

The Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) is a need based program designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students. http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/topics/cxp-gxr.shtml

Student Aid BC

StudentAid BC (formerly the BC Student Assistance Program [BCSAP]) helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs. StudentAid BC administers programs on behalf of the Government of Canada including Canada Study Grants, Canada Access Grants and bursaries from the Millennium Scholarship Foundation. http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc

Drive BC

Highway conditions can rapidly change in BC, especially in the winter. If you are driving between communities to attend class or planning a trip out of the area, it is strongly recommended that you check what the latest highway conditions are first. Drive BC, a service of the BC Ministry of Transportation, provides regularly updated information on provincial highway conditions 24 hours a day. Click here to go to the link

Government of BC

Primary site for the Government of British Columbia                             http://www.gov.bc.ca

Government of Canada

Primary site for the Government of Canada        http://www.gc.ca

Human Resources and Social Development Canada

The Federal department that coordinates national post-secondary education programs such as Canada Student Loans. http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/home.shtml

Members of Parliament List

A list of current and former Members of Parliament is available here!  http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/MainMPsCompleteList.aspx?TimePeriod=Current&%3BLanguage=E 

Ministry of Advanced Education

The ministry responsible for BC's public and private post-secondary education institutions including Selkirk College. http://www.gov.bc.ca/aved

MLA Finder

Find Members of the Legislative Assembly and their contact information here! http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm   

Post-Secondary Application Service of BC

The Post-Secondary Application Service of BC (PASBC) allows you to apply online for admission to almost all of BC's public colleges, universities, university colleges, and institutions.    http://www.pas.bc.ca/

Service BC – Government Agents of BC

Provides access to BC Government programs and services in various communities across the province. Find your nearest Government Agent Office and other important contact information here.    http://www.governmentagents.gov.bc.ca

Service Canada

Service Canada is the Government of Canada's new one-stop service delivery network that provides federal benefits, services and information to Canadians across the country. Find your nearest Service Canada office and other important contact information here.    http://servicecanada.gc.ca/en/home.html

Unions, Federations and Coalitions

BC Federation of Labour

The British Columbia Federation of Labour represents 470,000 members of affiliated unions in more than 1,100 locals, working in every aspect of the BC economy.http://www.bcfed.com

BC Government and Service Employees’ Union

The BCGEU is one of the most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent approximately 65,000 men and women in more than 550 bargaining units. Our union can trace its beginnings back to the early 1900s when provincial government employees formed an association to address their working conditions. Since then, the union has organized thousands of workers outside the government service.http://www.bcgeu.ca/

BC Teacher’s FederationThe British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is the union of professionals representing 38,000 public school teachers across BC.http://www.bctf.ca

Canadian Centre for Policy AlternativesThe Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute (or "think-tank") concerned with issues of social and economic justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada's leading progressive voices in public policy debates.http://www.policyalternatives.ca/ 

   Canadian Union of Public Employees – BCThe Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC is the provinces’ largest labour union, representing more than 110,000 workers in BC. CUPE-BC is the BC Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the national labour union representing more than half a million members across Canada.http://www.cupe.bc.ca

Council of CanadiansFounded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada's largest citizens' organization and works to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, safe food, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.http://www.canadians.org

Federation of Post-Secondary EducatorsThe Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) is the provincial voice for faculty and staff in BC colleges, university colleges and institutes, and in private sector institutions. FPSE member locals, including the Faculty Association of Selkirk College, represent over 10,000 faculty and staff.http://www.fpse.ca

Hospital Employees UnionWith about 40,000 members in over 300 health care facilities and agencies, the Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) is the oldest and largest union in health care in BC.http://www.heu.org

Tenants’ Rights Action CoalitionThe Tenants' Rights Action Coalition (TRAC) is a community-based coalition of groups and individuals working on behalf of B.C.'s one million tenants. TRAC works to improve legal protection for tenants, and to promote community action for the purpose of protecting and increasing the supply of affordable rental housing in B.C.http://www.tenants.bc.ca/

Kootenay Rideshare

The Kootenay Rideshare is a free service to the community that helps to connect riders and drivers. If you need a ride somewhere or if you could use some help with driving and costs, you can post a notice on the website.

http://www.kootenayrideshare.com/

Greyhound

Detailed information on the latest schedules and fares for Greyhound's entire North American bus system. STUDENT DISCOUNT ALERT: Members can get up to 25% off Greyhound fares with a valid ISIC!http://www.greyhound.ca/

Via Rail

Detailed information on the latest schedules and fares for VIA Rail's entire Canadian passenger train system.STUDENT DISCOUNT ALERT: Members can get 35% or more off VIA Rail fares with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC)! http://www.viarail.ca