Centre For Family Equity

BC School Trustees Association moves to support Transit for Teens

April 30, 2023

VANCOUVER, BC; unceded territories - The BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) passed a motion on April 29, 2023, calling on the provincial government to extend free transit to all youth up to the age of 18. The motion was brought to the BCSTA by the Vancouver School Board (VSB) trustees. Recently, the Vancouver, New Westminster and Powell River school boards passed their own advocacy motions in support of the Transit for Teens campaign. We express our gratitude to the VSB trustees for submitting the motion and spearheading this fantastic support for the campaign.

The BCSTA represents the collective voice of all BC school trustees. The organization's motion acknowledges that transportation costs can be a significant barrier for families, particularly for those who are struggling with poverty. Extending free transit to all youth up to age 18 would help to alleviate this burden, enable school access, and promote greater equity and accessibility for young people across the province.

Sign our petition to send your MLA the message that we need Transit for Teens now.

For more information on endorsing the campaign or passing a motion in your region please email [email protected] 

The Centre for Family Equity leads a growing coalition of over 20 endorsing organizations, all united in calling for the extension of free transit for all youth up to age 18 in British Columbia to ensure all youth can access school and no youth is ever left behind.