Province of BC Resources

The Province funds a group of education alternatives known as Provincial Resource Programs (PRPs). These programs are intended to assist districts to meet the educational needs of students in exceptional circumstances.

PRPs are operated by host school districts and are located throughout the province to serve approximately 10,000 school-aged individuals. Some of these programs are operated in cooperation with other provincial ministries, including the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Health. PRPs enable students to continue learning while in hospitals, treatment centres or containment centres. Other PRP facilities provide specific services for students with special needs throughout the province, either on an outreach basis or within a provincial centre.

Each year, the Ministry of Education establishes a budget for the operation of PRPs. Districts submit their proposed budgets for the coming school year, including anticipated operating expenditures. A PRP review committee comprising ministry staff considers all budget requests submitted by school boards, on an individual program basis.

Inclusion Outreach

Inclusion Outreach is an outreach service mandated to assist schools throughout British Columbia, in meeting the educational needs of students with multiple severe physical and cognitive disabilities. A team, consisting... Read more


The Accessible Resource Centre - British Columbia is a BC Ministry of Education funded response to the increasing demand for digital or alternate format alternatives to print in BC classrooms.... Read more


The Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years (POPEY) is a British Columbia Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program with an outreach focus. POPEY’s mandate is to increase K-3 educators’... Read more


The Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders provides consultation, training and support services to schools with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to... Read more


The Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD) is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and has been in existence since 2006. A multi-district Steering Committee... Read more


PRCVI service delivery encompasses a wide range of supports for students with visual impairments and their educational teams. These include alternate format instructional materials, specialized equipment, professional resource publications, braille... Read more


SET-BC is a BC Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program established to assist school districts in utilizing technology with students whose access to the curriculum is restricted. SET-BC provides school... Read more


BC Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness was established in 1990 by the BC Ministry of Education to help support the education of students with deafblindness. We support teams... Read more


Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is a provincial government organization dedicated to supporting the diverse and multicultural goals of deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind individuals and their... Read more