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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

The BC Employment and Assistance program helps you move from income assistance to sustainable employment, and provides income assistance if you are unable to fully participate in the workforce.

Services for People with Disabilities

If you are living with a disability in B.C., there are a vast array of government programs and services available to you, with total funding of more than $5 billion a year. Find the information you need, quickly and easily, about services available for you in B.C.

Child Care

Finding good quality child care for our children is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. Find child care in your community, learn about out financial supports – plus resources and funding for child care operators and early childhood educators!

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Services & Supports for Parents with Young Children

Whether you’re looking for child care in your community, trying to find a neighbourhood parent/tot program, or want more information about developmental milestones, there tons of services and supports available.

Services for Youth

If you’re a young person in crisis, struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, in government care or making the big leap into adulthood, there are lots of resources available to you. Find out more here.

Foster Parenting

Across B.C., caring foster families provide safe, healthy, supportive and stable homes for children and youth unable to live with their own families.  Find out more about become a foster parent and making a difference in a child’s life.

Social Innovation

Social innovation is about finding new ways to address a social need, with government, business and communities working together to create better social outcomes. As a member of the BC Partners for Social Impact, government supports B.C.’s social innovation sector.


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

Premier's statement on the Lunar New Year

Premier Christy Clark has issued the following greeting to all British Columbians celebrating the Lunar New Year:

Saturday, February 06, 2016