Ministry of Children and Family Development
The Ministry works together with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Aboriginal service partners and approximately 5400 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)
- Helpline for Children – Call toll-free in B.C. 310-1234 (no area code required)
If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you can call this 24-hour Helpline.
- 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 assist eligible British Columbia 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 domestic violence.
- Services & Supports for Parents with Young Children
Learn more about child care in your community, find a parent/tot program, and developmental milestones.
- 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 mentally ill children and their families.
- Ministry Supports, Programs and Services
Programs and services are coordinated through a provincial office located in Victoria and are delivered through 13 geographic Service Delivery Areas.
- Services For Youth
Services for Youth in crisis.
- Provincial Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Programs and Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind individuals in B.C.