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COVID-19

Tamwood is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all its students and the wider community by following the guidelines of the Government of Canada and health authorities.

It is the responsibility of Tamwood students to understand federal and provincial laws and regulations before planning to arrive in Canada. Students are recommended to review official government websites regularly for up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Information, Safety Plans, Quarantine Protocols, & Updates

Language Centres (Vancouver & Whistler Campuses)
Current status: Language Centres in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., are both open
  • • Most programs and courses are being delivered through a blended learning model. Contact us for more information
  • • Program and course registration is open
  • Withdrawal Deadlines have been extended
  • • We have developed and are implementing a detailed COVID 19 Safety Plan and Protocols to protect and support the health of our students, faculty, and staff that meet the expectations of the Government of Canada’s Guidance for Postsecondary Institutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic and B.C. government’s Go-Forward Guidelines for the post-secondary sector, which support the overall direction of the BC Restart Plan for all locations. This plan is in place for limiting the spread of COVID-19, responding quickly to any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campuses, and caring for those affected by the virus
  • • We have developed a detailed Quarantine Plan to manage all arriving international students’ compliance with the federal guidance document to implement the 14-day quarantine requirement under the Quarantine Act
  • • All students will have a pre-arrival orientation to the Tamwood COVID Safety Policies and Protocols. Students will also be provided with a variety of resources and support throughout their studies at Tamwood. See: Student COVID-19 Safety Guide
  • • Staff are oriented to the Tamwood Safety Plan and Protocols before they start working at Tamwood and safe work practices and policies are reviewed with staff regularly. See: Staff COVID-19 Safety Guide
  • • As part of our ongoing operations as the pandemic evolves, we continue to monitor B.C. public health advice, Orders of the Provincial Health Officer, and information on safe work protocols provided by WorkSafeBC, as the measures and precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 may increase in the coming months
How to access free counselling and mental health services for students

Tamwood and the Government of B.C. want to ensure that students who need mental health support know-how and where to get it.

Launched in April 2020, Here2Talk is a mental health counselling and referral service available to all B.C. post-secondary students. The service offers confidential, free, single-session services by app, phone, or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“I want anyone who feels alone or isolated or overwhelmed to know that it is ok to not be ok and that there is help for you when you need it,” says Melanie Mark, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

“Students experience high levels of stress and anxiety compounded by the pandemic,” says Judy Darcy, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “No matter where they are, access to mental health services shouldn’t depend on where you live or the size of your bank account.”

How to access Here2Talk

B.C. post-secondary students can access professional counselling services by:

Students calling from outside Canada can also dial 604-642-5212 (international calling charges may apply). Phone services are available in additional languages upon request.

The Here2Talk service is operated by Morneau Shepell, and can support students dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, pressure to perform, crises, racism, and relationships. Counsellors will also be equipped to refer students to local resources in their communities.

Work + Study (Vancouver & Whistler Campuses)
Current status: Tamwood Careers in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., are both open
  • • Most programs and courses are being delivered through a blended learning model.  Contact us for more information.
  • • Program and course registration is open
  • Withdrawal Deadlines have been extended
  • • We have developed and are implementing a detailed COVID 19 Safety Plan and Protocols to protect and support the health of our students, faculty, and staff that meet the expectations of the Government of Canada’s Guidance for Postsecondary Institutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic and B.C. government’s Go-Forward Guidelines for the post-secondary sector, which support the overall direction of the BC Restart Plan for all locations. This plan is in place for limiting the spread of COVID-19, responding quickly to any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campuses, and caring for those affected by the virus.
  • • We have developed a detailed Quarantine Plan to manage all arriving international students’ compliance with the federal guidance document to implement the 14-day quarantine requirement under the Quarantine Act.
  • • All students will have a pre-arrival orientation to the Tamwood COVID Safety Policies and Protocols.  Students will also be provided with a variety of resources and support throughout their studies at Tamwood. See: Student COVID-19 Safety Guide
  • • Staff are oriented to the Tamwood Safety Plan and Protocols before they start working at Tamwood and safe work practices and policies are reviewed with staff regularly. See: Staff COVID-19 Safety Guide
  • • As part of our ongoing operations as the pandemic evolves, we continue to monitor B.C. public health advice, Orders of the Provincial Health Officer, and information on safe work protocols provided by WorkSafeBC, as the measures and precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 may increase in the coming months.
Work + Study & Language Centres (Toronto Campus)
Current status: Tamwood Careers and Tamwood Language Centre in Toronto, ON are open
  • • Most programs and courses are being delivered through a blended learning model. Contact us for more information
  • • Program and course registration is open
  • Withdrawal Deadlines have been extended
  • • We have developed and are implementing a detailed COVID 19 Safety Plan and Protocols to protect and support the health of our students, faculty and staff that meet the expectations of the Government of Canada’s Guidance for Postsecondary Institutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Public Health Ontario guidelines, which support the overall direction of the Ontario Framework for Re-Opening the Province for all locations. This plan is in place for limiting the spread of COVID-19, responding quickly to any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campuses, and caring for those affected by the virus
  • • We have developed a detailed Quarantine Plan to manage all arriving international students’ compliance with the federal guidance document to implement the 14-day quarantine requirement under the Quarantine Act
  • • All students will have a pre-arrival orientation to the Tamwood COVID Safety Policies and Protocols. Students will also be provided with a variety of resources and support throughout their studies at Tamwood. See: Student COVID-19 Safety Guide
  • • Staff are oriented to the Tamwood Safety Plan and Protocols before they start working at Tamwood and safe work practices and policies are reviewed with staff regularly. See: Staff COVID-19 Safety Guide
  • • As part of our ongoing operations as the pandemic evolves, we continue to monitor Ontario public health advice, Orders of the Provincial Health Officer, and information on safe work protocols provided by Ontario’s Health and Safety Associations and public health authorities, as the measures and precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 may increase in the coming months

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