Find a Navigator

3 Steps to Getting a Navigator to Help You Plan for Adulthood

Step 1 - Starting the Referral Process

You can request a referral to a Navigator yourself at 1 855 356-5609, or by following "Applying for a Self-Referral".

You can also get someone to make a referral for you.

Applying for a Self-Referral 

To apply for a referral, you will need:

  • A completed consent form (PDF)
  • A diagnostic assessment or assessment summary form completed by:
    • A psychologist or a psychological associate registered with the College of Psychologists, or
    • A school psychologist certified by the BC Association of School Psychologists

Submit your referral documents by email to STADD_Support@gov.bc.ca. You will receive an email when your referral has been started.

If you don’t have access to email and would like to make a referral, call 1 855 356-5609 to discuss your options.

Making a Referral on Behalf of a Young Person

You can refer an eligible young person to a Navigator if you are a:

  • School teacher
  • CLBC Facilitator
  • MCFD worker
  • DAA worker
  • Health clinic worker

You may submit your referral through the Collaborate web system. If you do not have access to Collaborate, the documents can be sent by email to STADD_Support@gov.bc.ca or you can call 1 855 356-5609 to discuss your options.

The documents required to submit a referral are:

  • A completed consent form (PDF)
  • A diagnostic assessment or assessment summary form completed by:
    • A psychologist or a psychological associate registered with the College of Psychologists, or
    • A school psychologist certified by the BC Association of School Psychologists

Step 2 - Review of Referral

The Eligibility Coordinator will connect with Community Living BC (CLBC), who will then let us know if you are eligible for their services. We need to connect with CLBC because we are partners who work together to help you.

Step 3 - Finishing the Referral

Once you are eligible for CLBC services, you are eligible to work with a Navigator. Once you are connected with a Navigator, they will work with you and your family to develop a team to make a plan that is all about you.

With a Navigator and your team, you will:

  • Identify your future goals
  • Talk about if you want to go to school or find a job
  • Plan where you want to live
  • Discuss hobbies and activities you want to do
  • Bring together any supports you might already have
  • Find government and community services that are right for you
  • Share your story with other people who can help

STADD is available in communities throughout B.C., including:

North

  • Fort St. John
  • Haida Gwaii
  • Houston
  • Mackenzie
  • McBride
  • Nechako Lakes (including Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof)
  • Prince George
  • Prince Rupert
  • Quesnel
  • Smithers
  • Valemount

Interior

  • 100 Mile*
  • Ashcroft
  • Barriere*
  • Cache Creek
  • Chase
  • Clearwater
  • Cranbrook*
  • Creston
  • Fernie*
  • Kamloops*
  • Lillooet*
  • Merritt*
  • Oliver
  • Osoyoos
  • Princeton*
  • Salmon Arm*
  • Vavenby
  • Williams Lake*

* - includes surrounding communities

 

Vancouver Island

  • Campbell River
  • Cassidy    
  • Courtenay/Comox Valley
  • Denman Island
  • Gabriola Island
  • Ladysmith
  • Lantzville
  • Nanaimo
  • Parksville/Oceanside
  • Quadra Island

Fraser

  • Abbotsford
  • Agassiz
  • Aldergrove
  • Boston Bar
  • Burnaby
  • Chilliwack
  • Coquitlam
  • Delta
  • Hope
  • Langley
  • Maple Ridge
  • Mission
  • New Westminster
  • Pitt Meadows
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Port Moody