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Newsletter – November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against: Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most severe, persistent and destructive violations of human rights in our world today…

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS “DERRICK MANILA”: Derrick Manila is one of our clinical instructors at Guildford Seniors Village located in Surrey. He has been a nurse for almost 5 years, and we are able to find the motivation to make and maintain the changes necessary…

Global Action: Orange the World: The 25th of every month has been designated as Orange Day by the UN Women campaign Say No, UNiTE. It was launched in 2019. Participants the world over…


Changing your life becomes much simpler if you have a compelling reason to do so. With a clear understanding of our reasons, we are able to find the motivation to make and maintain the changes necessary…

Newsletter – October 2019

International Student Leonie shares her experience: One of the best things that I encountered here (at DMC) is taking the ESL class. Not only did it help me to improve my English skills, but the staff and the teachers are amazing. It always felt very supportive…….

Hearts & Hands Health Care Assistant Conference: Drake Medox students & advisors will be at this conference on October 22nd with special guest.

Your Peak Shift – Free Workshop: October 18th is proclaimed as Health Care Assistant Day in BC. In honor of this, we will be hosting a free workshop which will inspire health professionals to set themselves up for success before each and every shift.

October is Community Inclusion Month

Every October British Columbians make time to celebrate the contributions and potential of individuals in our communities with developmental disabilities. This is also a time to honor the family members, friends, community organizations, volunteers and…

Newsletter – September 2019

“Voice of Change” by Mark Vasquez, HCA graduate 2019: My VOICE OF CHANGE is a product of my experiences in the past. I didn’t believe that I would be able to overcome the turmoil of poverty, discrimination, and rejection……

Grad invites are out!: It’s time to prepare for our Fall Graduation Ceremony on October 25th. Anyone in batches included in this celebration should have received an email from Miranda by now with details. If you were expecting an invite and did not receive, please call Miranda or Kyra at 604-629-0196.

Jirah Refuerzo, international student at Drake Medox: My first impressions of the ESL Program was that it would be boring for me because I thought I was good enough in my English. However, in the program, I learned a lot about grammar in writing and also about reading…..

Welcome to the DMC family, Avneet!

Avneet is the newest member of the Drake Medox family! She is excited to come on board the team and build herself with DMC. She loves being around students who want to learn and improve…..

Newsletter – August 2019

“A Story of Determination” by Melinda Parayno: There were 9 children, including me. My mother told me I needed to help with my siblings and I could not go to school anymore. I was still young and I wanted to continue……

Healthcare Students Get Creative: A Sunday Combo class recently wrote encouraging messages to their future clients, putting the message to music. “When you feel down and lonely…. when the world just shuts you down… and no-one is around …I’ll be beside you and we can talk it all out.”

Helping the developing world: Fund raising for the Hunger- Free campaign and supporting artists in South America.

Great Job Everyone!

DMC student gives back….Yei is originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. While living in a refugee camp after their civil war, she received a small business loan from World Vision to support her dressmaking…..

Newsletter – July 2019

“I am a woman and a mother” poem by ESL/HCA Alumni Ruby  Mainit: I wonder if they will understand that I have worries. I hear them saying mothers are though all the time. I see what they mean because I am strong…..

Congratulations to the June 2019 Graduates: Drake Medox College held it’s Summer graduation on June 28th at the Italian Cultural Center on Slocan St. Vancouver. There were 205 GRADUATES in attendance along with their guests for a total of 552 attendees!

What is student life like at Drake Medox College?: Unsure what to expect when inquiring about the 3 programs the Drake Medox College specializes in? Let us walk you through…..

Program Orientation & Student Loan Orientation

Once registered you will be booked for your Program Orientation with Miranda and if you are availing of a student loan, a student loan orientation with Patricia. Miranda will walk you through the online platform for those choosing the combined delivery program method and everyone will be introduced to the Drake Medox College Practice Labs for foundational skills orientation to the equipment used.

Newsletter – June 2019

Let’s hear it from Rowena Renon!!!: To recall my journey during my CSW Program, there were lots of ups and downs. There was a time that I wanted to give up….

Graduates take a bow!:Drake Medox College Summer graduation is on June 28th at the Italian Cultural Center on Slocan St. Vancouver. Make sure to mark your calendar to not miss the party. For all the hard work and sacrifices you did to achieve a career in health care, GRADUATES take a Bow!

English – News and Views

Students are working hard in the ESL classes and the preparation classes. Through interesting classes activities they are developing effective listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. In ESL, we have completed a module on food and nutrition are now studying aspects of Human Motivation.

DCM students and friends rally to the course

Again this year, a wonderful group of adult healthcare students, instructor and friends will walk together in world vision’s 6k for water. On Sunday morning June 16th this motivated group will come together for this worthy cause.

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“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist

“As you probably are aware by now, most of my recent hires are from your college, and I am very happy with the performance and work ethics of your graduates. They are very responsive, caring and have a solid knowledge by the time they enter the workforce.

Kudos to you and to your organization.

With much respect,”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Retirement Concepts Guildford Seniors Village

“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Through my own personal experience I believe I am able to give to others the level of care, compassion and love that was bestowed upon me during my time of need. Drake Medox College has provided me with the greatest opportunity through their Community Support Worker program, with being able 'pay it forward ' and make a difference in this world. Life is about touching the lives of people around us no matter who they are or where they have come from.