Foundations Program

Agency: Adult and Continuing Education, Burnaby School District 41

Program Description:

The Foundations program is designed to help you improve your skills in English, social studies, mathematics, science and computers in preparation for employment and / or further studies at the grade 10, 11 and 12 levels.

The Foundations English program has seven core courses (Foundations English 1 – 7) and several companion courses (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening) which are designed to strengthen and support learning. Students may also wish to take social studies, science, mathematics and computer foundations courses in preparation for further studies.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

  • Over the age of 17; and
  • A permanent resident, a Canadian citizen  or a convention refugee
  • International student
  • Residents in possession of a valid Canadian Work Permit


Registration Information

Registration is in person only (Assessment and Registration takes approximately 2 hours). To learn more, visit

Start Dates / Duration

Students may study in the morning, afternoon or evening; full-time or part-time.

Program Fee: Tuition free for graduates and non-graduates who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Contact Information

Contact: Linda Ohashi

Phone: (604) 664-8567 or Contact (604) 296-6900 extension 661080

Fax: (604) 296-6913


Website: Visit


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