CommunityLINK (Learning Includes Nutrition and Knowledge) funding is designed to support the academic achievement and social functioning of vulnerable students. Programs and services can include breakfast, lunch and snack programs, academic supports, counseling, youth workers and after-school programs.
CommunityLINK provides $51.2 million in funding (PDF) to all 60 school districts. The Vulnerable Student Supplement (VSS) provides funding ($11.2 million) across 25 B.C. school districts to address growth in vulnerable student populations.
Decisions about specific programs and services are left to school boards so that the needs of individual students and local communities are met. Each school district has a designated staff member in the CommunityLINK coordinator role.
For more information about CommunityLINK, visit http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/administration/community-partnerships/communitylink.