Children and youth with support needs
A variety of services for children and youth with support needs (CYSN) and their families are available across the province. You may have additional options for how these services are delivered to you if you live in one of four areas piloting a new approach to CYSN services. These areas are in and around Kelowna, Prince Rupert, Terrace and Smithers.
Connect with programs and service providers who can help families on their journey to support each child or young person in their lives. Families can access support like therapy, respite, equipment and guidance.
Find support for specific needs
Piloting a new approach to CYSN supports and services
A new approach to CYSN supports and services is being piloted in four BC communities.
To learn more about these pilots, please visit the following page:
Contact for more information
Call our resource line to learn about new services coming for families: 1-833-882-0024.
Contact the ministry at MCF.Info@gov.bc.ca
Contact a local Child & Family Service office to find out what services are available and talk about eligibility requirements.
Consultation on CYSN
The B.C. government is asking people to share ideas through an engagement portal about how to improve services for children and youth with support needs. This online portal provides an accessible way to connect people with opportunities to provide input and recommendations to help shape the services they need.
In November 2022, the Province committed to deeper consultation regarding a service model for children and youth with support needs.
Visit the ministry's CYSN Engagement Updates page for information about the engagement portal and more.