First Generation Program

First Generation Program

The First Generation Program is available to all students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have not attended a post-secondary institution. If a sibling of the student has attended a post-secondary institution but the parent(s)/guardian(s) have not, the student is still considered a First Generation student.

Parents/Guardians: one or more adults, over the age of 21, who are legally responsible for the care and management of the affairs of the student.

Post-Secondary Attendance: have attended (but not necessarily having obtained a credential) any institution of higher education in Ontario or elsewhere including outside Canada after high school (includes programs that lead to a post-secondary credential: e.g. degree, diploma, certificate).

This program was created to facilitate the transition of these students and their families from high school to university.

The program is currently divided into:

Academics

  • Workshops for students
  • One-on-one academic consultations with an A-Z Learning Services Instructor
  • Drop-In Centre for help with assignments and essays

Extracurricular activities

  • Opportunities to volunteer in the community throughout the year, in partnership with CommunityConnections
  • Opportunities to get group discounts for classes and workshops that are delivered by other departments at Brock University
  • Events organized for first generation students, such as movie nights, barbecues, pot lucks
  • Trips to Niagara Falls, downtown St. Catharines, and the Niagara Peninsula

If you would like to read more about our program, go to our Online Newsletter

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 This project was made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.