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Government of B.C. Featured Programs and Services


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Adoption Services

The Adoptive Families Association of B.C. supports the adoption community at all ages and stages through education, counselling, family events, and advocacy. Learn more


Adult Literacy

For over 20 years non-profit organizations, in partnership with post-secondary education institutions, have been supported by the province to provide programs to adults wishing to improve their literacy. Learn more


Alcohol Sense

Parents and adult influencers play a role in shaping a child’s beliefs and actions when it comes to alcohol. Learn more


BC Housing

BC Housing develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province. Learn more


B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit

The B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit provides a benefit of up to $55 per month per child under age 6. Benefits are based on the number of children in the family and the family's net income.  Learn more


B.C. Family Bonus Program

The B.C. family bonus program provides non-taxable monthly payments to help low and modest income families with the cost of raising children under age 18. Learn more


B.C. Family Residence Program

The B.C. Family Residence Program provides accommodation assistance to enable families to stay together when their child requires medical care at BC Children's Hospital or Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, including premature babies and newborns with other health concerns. Learn more


B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant

Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the Government of B.C. will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). Learn more


Child Care Map

British Columbia families can now access a new, improved online map that takes the guesswork out of searching for child care. Learn more


Child Care Resource & Referral Program

The Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) Program provides support, resources and referral services for parents and services to child care providers in communities across BC. Learn more


Child Care Subsidy 

Child Care Subsidy is a monthly payment to assist eligible British Columbia families with the cost of child care. Monthly subsidy payments vary depending on the family’s circumstances. Learn more


Children's Arts Credit

The Children’s Arts Credit is a non-refundable tax credit of 5.06 per cent of eligible expenditures up to $500 for each child, providing a benefit of up to $25 per child. Learn more 


Children's Fitness Credit

The Children’s Fitness Credit is a non-refundable tax credit of 5.06 per cent of eligible expenditures up to $500 for each child, providing a benefit of up to $25 per child. Learn more 


Children’s Fitness Equipment Credit

The children’s fitness equipment credit provides a non-refundable tax credit equal to 50% of the children’s fitness credit. Learn more


Confident Parents: Thriving Kids

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12.  Learn more


Dental Coverage

Depending on what kind of assistance you receive, you may be able to have basic dental costs covered. Everyone who receives assistance can access emergency dental services to relieve pain. Learn more


Early Childhood Development 

The B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development recognizes that young children’s early experiences and environment lay the foundation of future health, success and well-being. Learn more


Early Years Centres

There are currently 26 provincially branded Early Years Centres located across B.C., which represent a range of innovative approaches that offer one-stop, convenient access to information, services and referrals for families with young children. Learn more


Education Curriculum

The B.C. Ministry of Education is moving to a new curriculum that will teach students the basics or reading, writing and arithmetic while ensuring they learn the collaboration and communication skills they need to succeed after graduating. Learn more

Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program

The BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Learn more


Health & Drug Coverage

B.C's publicly-funded health care system ensures that all eligible B.C. residents have access to medically necessary health care services through the Medical Services Plan and to eligible prescription medications, medical supplies, and pharmacy services through the PharmaCare program. Learn more


HealthLink BC

At HealthLink BC, you will find medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Learn more


HealthyFamilies BC

HealthyFamilies BC is your family's one-stop online resource for health and wellness information. Learn more


Healthy Kids Program

The B.C. Healthy Kids Program helps low income families with the costs of basic dental care and prescription eyewear for their children. Learn more


Helpline for Children

Call the Helpline for Children when you have a concern about the safety and well-being of a child at 310-1234. Learn more


Home Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities

The Home Renovation Tax Credit assists eligible individuals 65 and over and persons with disabilities with the cost of certain permanent home renovations to improve accessibility or be more functional or mobile at home. Learn more 

Lowest Personal Taxes 

B.C. currently has the lowest provincial personal income taxes in Canada for individuals earning up to $122,000 a year and B.C. families generally have one of the lowest overall tax burdens in Canada including income taxes, consumption taxes, property taxes, health care premiums and payroll taxes. Learn more


PreparedBC

PreparedBC is British Columbia's one-stop shop for disaster readiness information. Learn more 


Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Support

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings plan designed by the Government of Canada to help people with disabilities and their families save money for the future. Learn more


SeniorsBC

SeniorsBC provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Learn more


Single Parent Employment Initiative

The Single Parent Employment Initiative helps eligible single parents receiving income and disability assistance enter the workforce by covering costs for career training, childcare and transit. Learn more

StrongStart BC

Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in play-based early learning activities – including stories, music and art. Learn more


VictimLinkBC

VictimLinkBC provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services. Learn more


WelcomeBC 

WelcomeBC.ca helps ensure new British Columbians are able to settle, gain employment, become active members of their communities, and contribute fully to the social and economic prosperity of B.C. Learn more


Youth Educational Assistance Fund 

The Youth Educational Assistance Fund provides educational grants of up to $5,500 to former B.C. youth in care students between 19 and 24 years of age. Learn more


Youth Services

The Ministry of Children and Family Development provides a wide range of services to help young people and their families. Learn more


 

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