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VCC partners with Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre to offer basic education courses

Posted on March 10, 2021

Ray-Cam and VCC logos

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is proud to partner with Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre to offer tuition-free basic reading, writing, and math upgrading classes to our neighbours in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Start dates

April 2021 (then monthly) 

Class schedule

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 12:30 to 3 p.m.


VCC’s Basic Education program welcomes students who want to refresh and build skills for personal, training, education, and employment goals. During COVID-19, students may participate in person or online.

Classes are held at Ray-Cam, 920 East Hastings St., Vancouver.

Admission requirements

This program is for adults (16 years or older) who speak English fluently.


  • Math
  • English reading and writing


This program is tuition-free. 

Support services available through Ray-Cam

  • Child-minding is available
  • Meals for students
  • Technology and other supports available

Sign up now

Contact: James Ash at Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre
Phone: 604.220.7277

Info sessions will begin on March 2, 2021.

We respectfully acknowledge that we work and learn on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilw̓ ̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh First Nations).