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Helpline for children

Are you a child/youth? Need support? Call Helpline for Children 310-1234. Think someone under age 19 is being abused or neglected? Call 1-800-663-9122

Poverty reduction strategy

B.C.’s first poverty reduction strategy sets a path to reduce overall poverty by 25% and child poverty by 50% by 2024.

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Youth & Family Services

Sometimes families can benefit from a little extra help. Whether you have a child who has support needs, a family going through a rough patch, a teen in foster care, a youth struggling with mental health or substance use, or just looking for tips to best engage with young people. Learn more about the specialized supports available to help you out. how to engage with youth, find specialized support for important transitions, and access useful services to help keep your family together during challenging times. 

Benefits and affordability

Supports and benefits are available to help make life more affordable for people in B.C. 


Families can now save up to $900 per month on their licensed child care costs. New child care spaces are opening, and more early learning professionals are being trained, access to child care better than ever.

Foster caregiving and kinship care

There are many types of caregiving that make up B.C.’s network of care. Family and community members provide kinship care. Individuals or families foster children and youth in their homes. Individuals working for community social service agencies provide care for children and youth with complex needs in a specialized environment.


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.

Services for people with disabilities

If you are living with a disability in B.C., there are programs and services available you. These programs and services get funding of more than $5 billion each year. They are offered through government, crown agencies and corporations.

Income assistance

If you are in need and have no other resources, you may be eligible for income assistance. This can help support your transition to employment.

Borrowing money

Making an informed decision on a borrowing product can save you money and help you avoid getting into serious debt problems. Know your risks, know your rights, and make an informed decision.

Data, Monitoring & Quality Assurance

The provincial government is committed to providing quality service to children, teens, families and communities. Find detailed information related to service delivery for these areas.



Increasing accessibility and decreasing barriers for people with disabilities.

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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 about Services for Youth

Single Parent Employment Initiative

Single Parent Employment Initiative

Helping single parents on assistance transition into in-demand jobs.

Single Parent Employment Initiative

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Policy Search

Search our policies, legislation and related guidelines.

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