Together, the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows (Ridge-Meadows) make up one of the fastest-growing regions in Metro Vancouver in terms of population. This assessment of resident need for post-secondary education and training in Ridge-Meadows will explore issues including:

  • Need for post-secondary education and training among area students, residents, and employers
  • Which post-secondary institutions current students from the area are attending
  • Any barriers to accessing post-secondary in the region
  • Current and projected local employer needs
  • Current and projected scale of need for students
  • The education and training opportunities adult learners will require to meet the evolving needs of employers in the region

How to get involved

1. Check your mail and complete the survey for a chance to win up to $500

7600 households in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have been invited to participate in a brief survey about the need for and access to post-secondary education and training for residents in the region. If you received a postcard, please follow the link and enter the unique password on the card to access the brief survey. Access to this survey is controlled to ensure statistically significant results. Complete the survey by April 14, 2023.

2. Provide feedback through the community feedback form

All residents, businesses, and employers of Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows can get involved through our community feedback form, available at

3. Attend a virtual or in-person event

Times and dates to be determined.

Osier Consulting is completing this project on behalf of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Douglas College, the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the University of the Fraser Valley, with funding from the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training. If you have any questions about the project, email Greg Awai at

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