In light of the cancellation of the ERCBNA immersion program for the 2020-2021 school year, Vancouver College will be creating a Virtual Immersion program. We will be setting up 12 students with three teachers for the Peru and Brownsville immersions, and 24 students and 3 teachers for the South Bronx. The goal will be for each team to highlight the social justice issue, raise awareness at the school, create a scholarship for each of the three schools, raise funds, and connect with other Christian Brothers schools virtually and work together (hopefully). We are going to develop an immersion trip to a northern indigenous community. We will continue to work with the Downtown East Side (which is referred to as the poorest postal code in Canada) where students go to prepare food on a weekly basis. We will continue with our program called Bumpin’ Bakery which also serves the Down Town East Side every Sunday morning providing muffins, coffee, and sandwiches.

If you are interested in learning more about digital immersions like Vancouver College’s, or connecting with other Edmund Rice schools via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms, please email Sean D’Alfonso at

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