CIBC Navigator Program

With the generous support of CIBC, the CIBC Navigator Program is making Co-operative education more accessible to ULethbridge students with disabilities (SWD) and is enhancing student success.  Successes from CIBC’s donation and growth of the program include:

  • Since 2019, 8 Students with disabilities have participated in Co-operative education or Work Integrated Learning experiences due to CIBC funding.  
  • In 2022, 2 students completed 3 semesters and received the Co-op designation on their degree  
  • 7 Employer Partner participants located in Lethbridge and Calgary 
  • CIBC Navigator Students have a better chance of gaining meaningful employment after graduation 
  • CIBC Navigator students expressed increased engagement with academic and professional learning overall  
  • CIBC removed or reduced the financial barriers for SWD via wage subsidy 
  • Students participating in the CIBC Navigator Program actively engaged in transformative learning experiences via their Co-op work terms. Students developed technical and work-ready skills, an understanding of how to effectively self-advocate, developed personal and professional confidence and employment competencies: 
  • SWD have reported an Increase in social and community connections toward a sense of belonging and future opportunities 
  • SWD have reported an increase in personal well-being through positive self-identity, sense of purpose and confidence 


Are you a student registered with the Accessible Learning Centre and identifies with having a disability?

Book an appointment with a WIL Instructor at the Career Bridge to see if you qualify for the CIBC Navigator Program funding.


Are you an employer that may benefit from this funding support?