Resource Directory


UNBC covers the cost for youth who are currently in care or who were formerly in care and are pursuing their first university degree.

This award covers tuition for up to 8 terms of funding or the terms required for the completion of a first degree. This also includes other awards that can help offset other living expenses. 

The Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) offers 21 programs in the areas of education & training, personal support, live-in programs, and sports & recreation.

Phone: (604) 254-7732
Fax: (604) 254-7811


1618 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V5L 1S6

Social support services for aboriginal children and families.

  • Foster care
  • Guardianship
  • Family preservation
  • Residential resources
  • Child protection

Head Office 745 Clark Drive, Vancouver, B.C., V5L 3J3
Contact: 604-872-6723

Social support services and assistance in residential housing programs and the re-unification and preservation for families.

  • Family preservation
  • Family reunification
  • Emergency family response
  • Strengthening family program

745 Clark Drive., Vancouber, BC V5L 3J3
Contact: 604-872-6723 1-877-9VACFSS or 1-877-982-2377 or 604-216-6109

The Friendship Centre provides various programs in health, welfare, social services, human rights, culture, education, recreation and equality for all genders of aboriginal people of all age groups. 

1607 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7

Phone: 604-251-4844


  • Addictions rehabilitation
  • Meal programs
  • Shelters
  • Transitional housing
  • Community & family services
  • Services for women and children suffering from domestic abuse
  • Legal services

Support Recovery program intake worker: 604-266-3433 
Two Locations:

1.) Divisional Headquarters, 103 – 3833 Henning Dr, Burnaby BC, V5V 6N5
     Contact: 604-299-3908

2.) Victoria Public Relations Office
     300 – 777 Fort St, Victoria BC, V8W 1G9
     Contact: 250-386-3366

VIU covers the cost of tuition for youth who have grown up in the care system.

  • Addictions rehabilitation
  • Meal programs
  • Shelters
  • Transitional housing
  • Community & family services
  • Services for women and children suffering from domestic abuse
  • Legal services

525 Johnston St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 1M2
Contact: 250-384-3396 

  • Daytime youth drop-in
  • Alliance club
  • Kiwanis emergency youth shelter
  • Life skills day program
  • Mental health liaison
  • Supported independent living program
  • Summer opportunity program
  • Specialized youth detox
  • Youth & family support services
  • Youth services outreach program

533 Yates St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 1K7
Contact: 250-383-3514

Provides community health services such as public health nursing, environmental health inspection and consultation, immunization, community care facility licensing, nutrition education, health promotion, audiology for children from birth to age 19, pregnancy information and referral, and postpartum services including breastfeeding support.

3rd Floor-540 Borland Street
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R8

Provides on-and-off reserve prevention, support, child protection and guardianship services to individuals of aboriginal origin residing within the Sto:lo territory (Langley to Yale). Works with the family to assess safety of children, provide a safe environment, improve parenting, and help the family plan for change. Also provides counselling, respite services, and preventive and remedial programs. Open referral. Funded program.

Central Region Chilliwack

Phone: 604-858-0113

Toll Free: 1-800-663-9393


To work together to enhance individual and community potential through participation, learning and leadership.

851 Broughton St., Victoria B.C., V8W 1E5
Contact: 250-386-7511

Provides an anonymous, confidential way for young people to prevent or report crimes connected with youth violence, bullying, peer pressure, and intimidation or threats by a person or a gang. Also offers information and referral regarding youth violence.


Downtown youth resource centre offers integrated, multidisciplinary services for youth in Prince George. Youth new to the centre are welcomed and offered an orientation. Drop-in program provides snacks, help finding shelter, pre-employment training, life skills workshops, counselling, and a theatre forum. Also offers shower and laundry facilities, and access to computers, phone, fax, and photocopier. Helps youth access other services in the community, including health services, addictions counselling, guardianship and family services, alternative education, mental health support, sexual exploitation education, and recreational opportunities.

1160 7th Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 5G6

Assists youth who have barriers to attaining the training and resources they need to gain employment. Services include help developing a portfolio, preparing a resume, and opportunities to attend specific courses for life skills, literacy, and employment training.

4345 Field Street
Hazelton, BC

Offers free individual or group counselling to youth who have been exposed to domestic violence, who live in Burnaby, and are between 13 and 18 years of age. It helps them to identify cycles of violence, express and explore emotions, communicate openly, identify strengths, and develop healthy self-concept.

Holdom Resource Centre
102-2101 Holdom Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A4

Youth in BC is an online crisis service, where you can chat one-on-one with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. 

Youth who have a mental health challenge connect with other youth, parents, and caregivers to offer support, mentorship opportunities, and referral to resources.


A free seven-week support group for young adults ages 18 to 30 who experience anxiety. Meets one evening a week at Robert Lee YMCA and Tong Louie YMCA (14988 57 Avenue, Surrey). Participants learn coping skills and connect with other youth in the community, and program includes mindfulness techniques, educational workshops about anxiety, and other mental health-related topics. Youth get a free YMCA gym membership for the duration of the program to encourage physical activity as a stress management tool.

955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2

Robert Lee YMCA: 604-689-9622