Government of B.C.

Family & Social Supports

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Helpline for Children

Know a Child Who Needs Help?  Call 310-1234 (no area code needed). This is a toll-free service.


WorkBC Employment Services Centres

Visit a WorkBC Centre for a wide range of services like job-search resources, personal employment planning skills assessment, and more.

Low-Income Supports and Services

Are you living on a low income and need some help?  Find information on federal, provincial and community-based programs and services here.

Services and Information Topics


Welcome to SeniorsBC! This is a place for all older adults in the province to find resources for planning and living a healthy and active life as they age. Seniors' families and caregivers will find great information here, too.

Income Assistance

If you are in need and have no other resources, you may be eligible for income assistance. This can help support your transition to employment.

Services for People with Disabilities

If you are living with a disability in B.C., there are programs and services available you. These programs and services get funding of more than $5 billion each year. They are offered through government, crown agencies and corporations.

Caring for Young Children

Explore topics about how to help young children have a healthy start in life. Parents, guardians and child care providers will find helpful information on finding or providing quality child care, as well as how to support healthy child development.


Foster families in B.C. give needed care, safety and stability to children and teens who are unable to live with their own families.

Youth & Family Services

Sometimes families can benefit from a little extra help. Learn more about how to engage with youth, find specialized support for important transitions, and access useful services to help keep your family together during challenging times. 

Data, Monitoring & Quality Assurance

The provincial government is committed to providing quality service to children, teens, families and communities. Find detailed information related to service delivery for these areas.

Plecas Review

Plecas Review

This review is intended to help inform better legislation, policy, standards and practice in order to improve child protection in B.C.

Read Part One of this Review

Accessibility 2024

Accessibility 2024

Increasing accessibility and decreasing barriers for people with disabilities.

Learn more about Accessibility 2024

Services for Youth

Services for Youth

If you’re a young person struggling with mental health or substance abuse, there are lots of resources available to you.

Find out more here

Single Parent Employment Initiative

Single Parent Employment Initiative

Helping single parents on assistance transition into in-demand jobs.




In Focus

$1.6 million for housing for people with mental-health challenges

The British Columbia government has committed $1.6 million to provide nine support recovery units for individuals suffering from mental-health and substance-use issues in Squamish.

Friday, April 07, 2017


Mental Health and Substance Use Supports

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