Ministry of Children and Family Development
The Ministry works together with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Aboriginal service partners and approximately 5,400 contracted community social service agencies and foster homes, cross-government and social sector partners to deliver inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families. Read more... (PDF)
- Call the Helpline for Children – toll-free in B.C. 310-1234 (no area code required) if you think a child is being abused or neglected. It is available 24-hours a day.
- Plecas Review, Part One: Decision Time
This review is intended to help inform better legislation, policy, standards and practice in order to improve child protection in B.C.
- Child Care Subsidy
Information on a monthly payment program to help eligible B.C. families with the cost of child care.
- Adoption and Fostering
Information on adoption and fostering in British Columbia.
- Provincial Office of Domestic Violence
An area of government responsible for consultation with stakeholders to support a coordinated, systemic approach to preventing domestic violence.
- Services & Supports for Parents with Young Children
Learn more about developmental milestones, child care in your community, or find a parent/tot program.
- Aboriginal Child & Family Development
Information on key programs and services available to Aboriginal children, youth and families in British Columbia.
- Children & Youth with Special Needs
Accessible high-quality intervention and support services for children and youth with special needs.
- Youth Justice
Services for youth aged 12 to 17 who are involved in the justice system.
- Information for Contracted Service Providers
Learn more about contracting with the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
- Protecting Children
It is your duty to report child abuse. Learn more about child protection services in B.C.
- Child & Youth Mental Health
Community-based, specialized mental health services to support children with mental health challenges and their 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.
- Provincial Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Programs and Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind individuals in B.C.