No, not without consent. The College of New Caledonia, in adhering to the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, is legally obligated to protect the right to privacy for its students. Unlike the K-12 school system which entitles parents/guardians to some student information, post-secondary educational institutions are prohibited from releasing any student information to parents/guardians unless the student provides written permission for the College to do so. This means that parents/guardians must obtain the student's signature on a CNC Information Waiver Form, where the student waives their right to privacy for clearly identified types of information and specifically names the parent or guardian to whom the information will be given.
In the event that a sponsoring agency is asking for student information the same process applies.
This process governs the release of all student information, including but not limited to: application and enrollment status, attendance, grades, grade point average, course registration, personal restrictions, complaints, student conduct and appeal processes, awards and other Student Awards & Financial Assistance information, Accessibility Services, Counselling services, Aboriginal Resource Centre services, and Wellness Centre services.
When dealing with an emergency (e.g. severe illness or death), or requests from legal authorities, please contact the Registrar or Director of Student Services at the Prince George campus, or Regional Directors at the regional campuses. They are responsible for handling such matters.