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New Canada Dental Benefit

The interim Canada Dental Benefit is intended to help lower dental costs for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. Parents and guardians can apply if the child receiving dental care is under 12 years old and does not have access to a private dental insurance plan. Depending on your adjusted family net income, a tax-free payment […]

MCFD has launched a public engagement on the oversight of social work in B.C.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has launched a public engagement on the oversight of social work in B.C. This engagement is exploring the current state of social work oversight, including what is working well and opportunities for improvement. It will allow for MCFD to develop a better understanding of the diverse range […]

Youth with disabilities town hall – Virtual

Employment and Social Development Canada is holding a virtual Youth with Disabilities Town Hall on Monday, December 5, 2022, from 8:00am – 10:00am (PST). They are inviting youth (15-30 years old) with lived experience to participate in this event. Registration ends Nov 30th, 2022 at 2:00pm (PST). The Town Hall will focus on two key […]

Applications for the Vancouver Film Studio Indigenous Bursaries are now open!

This program was established this year in partnership with the Vancouver Film Studio and is intended to award financial assistance to indigenous persons who plan to pursue any kind of formal or informal career-related education or training in British Columbia. This includes, but is not limited to, post-secondary education, short or long certification programs, diplomas, […]

Employment income now EXEMPT from AYA

Earlier this year the province announced it’s investing $35 million over the next 3 years into programs and services for young adults from government care to better support them as they transition into adulthood. A part of this commitment includes the introduction of a no-limit earnings or income exemption in 2022, so that young adults will not […]

2022 BC Government budget announcements

The Government of BC announced its budget for 2022. Included in this announcement is $35 million dollars in funding over the next three years, that will directly support youth in care beyond their 19th birthdays. Highlights from the 2022 Budget that will directly support youth in and from care in BC: – Beginning in 2022/23, […]

Phones4Youth program!

The Phones4Youth program will distribute smartphones from Telus to every B.C. youth in care aged 13 or older, regardless of their care status! Check out the full announcement here.

Covid-19 Restart plan

BC’s Restart is a careful, four-step plan to bring B.C. back together. As of May 25, we can gradually begin to restart our important social connections, businesses and activities. BC is now in step 1 until at least June 15th. Check out’s Covid-19 info page for more details.

Engagement sessions with MCFD and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Do you identify as a current or former youth in care? Are you attending or planning to attend post-secondary studies like trades training, college or university or complete high school upgrading? Have you used any of the programs listed below?  Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) Youth Educational Assistance Fund (YEAF) […]

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