Inclusive Education Resources

All students should have equitable access to learning, opportunities for achievement, and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of their educational programs.

Resources for Inclusive Education

Who are Children & Youth in Care?

The health and well-being of Children and Youth in Care is the shared responsibility of many community partners, including the Ministry of Education. Children and Youth in Care come from different ethnic or socio- economic backgrounds. They may come into care with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or with a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) for many different reasons and under different legal statuses.

We define Children and Youth in Care (CYIC)/Youth Agreement (YAG) as someone who is:

  • Between the ages of 5 to 19
  • Who is in the custody, care or guardianship of a:
    • Director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA) or 
    • Director of adoption designated under the Adoption Act


Families who arrive in British Columbia as refugees have overcome great obstacles and adversity. They bring with them strengths, abilities and qualities to share as they settle into their new home.

Awareness and understanding of the backgrounds and needs of students with refugee experience, in addition to their strengths and cultural differences, can help them succeed at school.

Learn about students with refugee experience and how to work with them in education: