News & Events

Tue, 11/21/2023

Effective November 20, 2023, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is introducing a new Mental Health and Counselling Benefit of $1,500 per year for young adults on an Agreements with Young Adults (AYA), Temporary Housing Agreements (THA) or Temporary Support Agreements (TSA)....

Mon, 10/30/2023

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our latest quest on, dedicated to supporting your mental health!
The quest is live now, so get ready to embark on an empowering journey to enhance your mental health and overall well-being!...

Tue, 08/22/2023

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 for people experiencing the impacts of extreme weather. Their free e-mental health services are open to support people across Canada. Stay Safe!


Thu, 08/03/2023

The 3rd intake period for the MCFD Rent Supplement opens soon!

MCFD’s $600-a-month Rent Supplement applications are back! Eligible young adults can apply for the third intake between August 14, 2023 at 8:00 AM until August 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM on the...

Wed, 05/31/2023

Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment (SAJE) program (new name!)

Services and supports through SAJE have been available to youth and young adults 19 and older since 2022. The program is continuing to expand and improve.

Recent enhancements include...

Wed, 05/10/2023

• StudentAid BC is bringing in a new Learning for Future Grant for former youth in care that expands on and will replace the Youth Educational Assistance Fund.

• The new Learning for Future Grant will be available to eligible Provincial Tuition Waiver recipients effective August 1, 2023...

Tue, 04/04/2023

MCFD is pleased to share the recent and upcoming improvements to the Youth Transitions program. Below you will find important information on enhanced supports for young adults transitioning into adulthood.

Temporary Housing and Temporary Support Agreements Changes – effective...

Tue, 03/21/2023

We need your input for the development of a youth mentorship program!
We want to know what type of mentorship program would be most helpful to you.

You will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards!

If you're a youth in or from...

Tue, 02/21/2023

The BC Orca Bursary Program was established by a generous group of philanthropists who want to provide financial and other support to current or former youth in government (foster) care who are pursuing post-secondary studies. Twenty bursaries will be awarded in 2023....

Mon, 02/06/2023

Earlier this year, the Government of B.C. announced funding for a new youth transitions program and workers. The program will support youth from care, from the age of 19 until their 27th birthday. New workers will provide transition planning supports for youth in and from care as early as age 14...

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