Information for families and service providers assisting children and youth with support needs

Last updated: June 1, 2022


CYSN RFP Process Information Session


Opportunities are posted

You can respond to requests for proposals to create a new family connections centre via BC Bid. If you would like to work at a centre, you will need to contact a centre directly.

Help families transition

Service providers will continue to play an important role in delivering services to children and youth with support needs in B.C. As a service provider, your expertise and advice can help clients and families have a smooth transition to working with a family connections centre. You can:

  • Help parents and caregivers choosing the best transition options for their family
  • Help clients feel supported in reaching their goals during the change

Find out what to expect during the transition period.

Provide your services in the new system

All current service providers are encouraged to join the new system. Consider how your role or organization could support the new service approach.

Option 1: Setup a new family connections centre

To be a centre, an organization must be able to:

  • Maintain service delivery standards by providing core services or specialized services when needed
  • Tailor services and staff to meet specific needs of local families
  • Provide mobile or virtual services to families in small or remote communities

Option 2: Work at a new centre

Centres will need to be staffed with experienced professionals, including:

  • Occupational, physical and speech language therapists
  • Behavioural consultants
  • Interventionists
  • Other support staff that might be needed

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Need more information? Call the resource line at 1-833-882-0024