Ministry of Children & Family Development

The Ministry of Children and Family Development’s primary focus is to support all children and youth in British Columbia to live in safe, healthy and nurturing families and be strongly connected to their communities and culture. The ministry’s approach is to provide inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families in B.C.

The ministry delivers its mandate through approximately 5,400 ministry staff working in partnership with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Indigenous service partners, approximately 6,000 contracted community social service agencies and foster homes, as well as cross-government and social-sector partners.

Featured Topics

Featured Services

  • Protecting Children
    It is your duty to report child abuse. Learn more about child protection services in B.C.
  • Child & Youth Mental Health
    Specialized mental health services to support children and their families who are living with mental health challenges.
  • Youth & Family Services
    Sometimes families can benefit from a little extra help. Learn more about how to engage with youth, find specialized support for important transitions, and access useful services to help keep your family together during challenging times.