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Future Planning

Future Planning
It’s never too early to start planning for your future — whether that means thinking about school, money, insurance, work, or housing.

 

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Activities

Goal Setting 101School: Making it work for you!Interview Someone Else About Yourself!
 

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Every Experience CountsInterview Someone About YourselfKeep A Work JournalWhat I Need To Tell My School Or Employer
 
 

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How To Get A Social Insurance Number
 

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Fair PharmaCare Plan HandoutMedical Insurance – Am I and will I be covered?

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  • Think about causes that are important to you. How might you get involved in volunteering? Look for opportunities on govolunteer.ca.
  • Make a list of your skills and interests. What kind of jobs exist for those skills in your community? Look for suggestions of volunteer opportunities for youth at VancouverYouth.ca.
  • Open your own bank account, and apply for a credit card to develop your own credit rating. Take a look at these Banking Tips from the Government of Canada.
  • Check out organizations that support youth volunteering in your community.

Activities

Being a VolunteerEvery Experience CountsTips For Getting a JobAnother meaning for homework 
 

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Career Planning Suggestions

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  • Did you know that if you have a chronic condition, learning or physical disability, or mental health concerns, you can get ‘special accommodations’ for studying, exams and in case of illness?
  • Register early in the term at your college or University through Student or Disability Services.
  • Learn about what one school has to offer – ask your school!
  • If you have a permanent disability you may be eligible for a number of benefits from StudentAidBC.
  • Check out this list of Post-Secondary Disability Services Contacts throughout BC.
 
 

Tips and Links

  • If you are planning to move away for school, you need to talk to your health care providers and plan ahead.
  • Watch this scripted video about a young woman moving away to college.
  • Find out more about traveling with a medical condition (including travel insurance).
  • If you rely on the BC Family Residence Program to support your travel and accommodation to health care appointments, learn how these benefits change at adulthood.
  • Learn about youth and adult funding for non-emergency specialists visits through the Travel Assistance Program (TAP) – or call 1-800-661-2668.
  • Learn about adult funding for medical travel available through Health Connections.

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Future Plans For LivingPersonal Travel Plans
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