If post secondary education or training is in your future then you will definitely want to check this out! The Howard legacy youth fund is a bursary available to BC youth under 25, in and from government care. To see if you qualify and submit an application, click here!
Assists youth to explore options when they are living away from home. Provides information and referral, advocacy, support, life skills training, employment readiness, housing search assistance, and counselling to youth living independently.
Campbell River, BC V9W 4E3
Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit society that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous Perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination.
664 Granderson Rd., Victoria, BC V9B 2R8
- Youth coaching partnership program
- Youth living programs
- Residential youth mentorship
- Acadia program
- Safe house
- Youth outreach
- Safe spaces
765 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops, BC V2B 3J3
- Children’s comprehensive resource program
- New directions program
- Intersect school program
- Youth around Prince George
- Crisis assessment and management
- Hospital liaison
- Short term/long term counselling
- Clinical supervision
1294 3rd Avenue, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, V2L 3E6
Provides programs and services targeted to youth between 13 and 19 years of age. Houses a number of programs providing a wrap-around service model that supports youth to move forward in their lives.
Provides counselling and therapy to youth ages 13 to 18 who are struggling with drug and alcohol issues. Services include assessments, individual and family counselling, interactive therapeutic programs, parent groups, and referrals to specialized services. Intake through North Shore Child and Youth Mental Health (604-904-4336). Serves Bowen Island, Lions Bay, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2R1
This bursary provides $2,000 annually to students from care in BC pursuing post-secondary education at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
- Community services
- Family services
- Adoption services
- Immigrant services
620 Leon Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T2
Contact: 250-763-8008 or 250-763-8058
Provide services for youth and their families who may be experiencing challenges in these areas:
- Difficult behaviour
- Living in a blended or separated family situation
- Parent/child conflicts
- Sole parenting
- Conflicting parenting styles
- Grief and loss
- Sexually intrusive behaviour
204 - 347 Leon Ave., Kelowna, BC
A safe, supportive environment where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. Our programs focus on an individual’s strengths and capabilities, and all programs embrace the principles of equality and inclusion. We help young people grow healthy, happy and safely from birth to adulthood, and are a resource and support for parents throughout their family’s involvement with us.
1434 Graham St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 3A8
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides youth with information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges, de-dtress strategies, and overall ways to promote positive well-being.
- They also promote the Youth Ambassador Program, which is an oppoutinity for youth in BC to engage with other youth across the province in promoting health and well-being amongst their communities. Youth have the oppourtunity in this program to work on projects relating to mental health, join a focus group, contribute to blog posts, etc.
- Info for this awesome program can be found here! http://keltymentalhealth.ca/youth-ambassador
Aims to eliminate the financial barriers to sport participation by providing grants for children and youth up to age 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice.
Drop-in centre for youth ages 13 to 18. Offers recreational activities and is a place for social gathering. Open 6 pm to 10 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 6 pm to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Kitimat, BC V8C 1V5
A ten bed emergency shelter for youth 13-18. A safe place to go when you can't go home. Referrals accepted from anyone in the community call ahead to check bed availibility. Youth friendly counsellors provide support, meals, laundry, and hygiene supplies. Youth and Family mediation available.
2117 Vancouver St., Victoria, B.C., V8T 3Z9
- Preteen programs
- Chimo terrace afterschool program
- Eastside teen programs
- Youth cultural buddy program
- Youth leadership
- Youth education
2425 Oxford St., Vancouver, B.C., V5K 1M7
KAYA works to enhance effective youth friendly strategies, trainings and opportunities for urban Aboriginal youth to become advocates within their own communities. KAYA operates on an experiential youth-to-youth peer driven model.
100-1725 East Pender St., Vancouver, B.C., V5L 1W5
Office hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.
This bursary helps with the education costs for students who have been or are in care and are pursuing post-secondary education at Langara College.
Provides a space for youth ages 24 and under to engage in a positive and healthy way and access a variety of services to meet their basic needs. Open 4 pm to 8 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Langley, BC V3A 7R3
Provides resources and services to adult learners, youth, and families seeking to improve their literacy, numeracy, and computer skills. Services include one-to-one tutoring, GED preparation, basic computer training, educational workshops, and a lending library. Educational materials focus on each learners' specific needs.
Prince George, BC V2L 3G6