The SFU Children's Centre is an on-campus facility offering full- and part-time services for children of SFU students, staff, and faculty. The Centre offers 11 programs for children 3 months to 12 years of age, activity rooms, nap rooms, and outdoor play space. Programs are coordinated by the Centre's staff, who are qualified Early Childhood Educators and School Age Providers.
StrongStartBC Early Learning Centres and Early Learning Programs are offered through the Burnaby School District with support from the Ministry of Education.
Help with childcare expenses
Below are some of the bursaries/funds offered by SFU for those seeking financial assistance with childcare. For full information, visit SFU's Financial Aid and Awards website.
SFU DAYCARE BURSARY
Students enrolled in at least 9 units for the term in which they plan to apply are eligible for this bursary, which is valued at one month's child care fees. Application forms are available at the SFU Children's Centre.
EMILY CAMPBELL ENDOWMENT FUND
Bursaries of up to $125.00 per child per month are available to employees at SFU, and awarded every term. Application forms are available at the SFU Children's Centre.
JENNIFER ALLEN SIMONS BURSARY
This bursary is awarded in the Fall term to an undergraduate or graduate woman student in any faculty, who is a single parent supporting a child, in financial need, and has satisfactory academic performance. Applicants must have completed one term at SFU as a full-time student.
TSSU CHILDCARE BURSARY
You may be eligible to receive this bursary if you have children, are a student at SFU, and currently hold an appointment as a Teaching Assistant, Tutor Marker, or Sessional Instructor. Applicants must apply online using the SFU Financial Assistance Bursary Application Form. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid and Awards website.
GSS FAMILY SUBSIDY PROGRAM
Graduate students with children, who are in financial need, may be eligible to receive $400 in funding through the Graduate Student Society's Family Subsidy program. Visit the GSS website for details.