Parents, Families and Guidance Counsellors

Are there bursaries, scholarships and awards available for students?

Yes, there are a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards available to students throughout the year. Find information on awards, applicable deadlines, and application processes on MyCampus under the DC student tab.

Are there doctors on campus?

Doctors are available in the Health Centre. Please book an appointment to see a doctor. Health Centre, CRWC, Room 1030 Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. T: 905.721.3037

How can I contact the first generation student co-ordinator?

First Generation Student Co-ordinator Student Services building, SSB 120 Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2166 E: For more information please visit

I am a first generation student, how can I get my parents and/or family to understand what I am going through?

The best way to help them to understand your student experience is to involve them and provide them with information. You can:

  • Encourage them to visit the Parent and Family section of the website; and
  • Request a parent and family calendar to offer your family member.
I don't feel that I can turn to my parents and/or family for support. Who can I turn to?

There are many people at Durham College that you can turn to for support starting with the first generation student co-ordinator.

My parents need my T2202A form. Will you send it directly to them for me?

Students must use the Tuition and Education Credit Certificate (T2202A) on their own tax return until the Federal Tax payable is reduced to zero, after which the student may then transfer the balance of the credit to another eligible party using the reverse side of the T2202A form, as per the Income Tax Act. This requires the student’s signature.

What is the difference between Get Prepared for School, Program Orientation and Orientation Week?

Our new summer orientation program Get Prepared for Success (GPS) provides new students with the opportunity to complete their college business prior to school start-up. Program orientation gives new students a preview of their upcoming school term and also provides them with the opportunity to meet other first-year students in their program.Orientation Week is a social orientation program that provides new students with the opportunity to get to know each other, check out the many campus clubs and services and have fun.

What types of treatment can I get at the Campus Health Centre?
  • A medical clinic with access to physicians
  • Allergy and vaccination shots
What is the purpose of the First Generation Initiative?

This initiative provides services and support to first generation students.

What services are offered through the first generation student co-ordinator?

The first generation student co-ordinator:

  • Answers questions about the college experience;
  • Offers e-mentoring;
  • Provides information sharing and the facilitation of connections with on-campus resources; and
  • Supports parents and family members with information to support their student.
Who is a "First generation" student?

A “first generation” student is a student whose parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have not attended post-secondary studies. If their siblings have attended a post-secondary institution but their parent(s)/guardian(s) have not, they are still considered a first generation student.