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Effective April 4, 2024, youth and young adults with care experience in British Columbia have access to expanded supports through the Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment (SAJE) program. The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Indigenous Child and Family Service (ICFS) Agencies are now supporting more young adults with care experience, for […]

New Mental Health Quest is live!

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! Click here to check it out!  Questions? Email:

MCFD Rent Supplement Program 3rd Intake Period Opens August 14th!

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 SAJE Housing Supports page here. Through this program, eligible young adults can […]

Newly named SAJE supports offer youth in care a stronger path to adulthood

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: $600 every two years for glasses and contacts, which has expanded to include eye exams; dental coverage […]

Learning for Future Grant and YEAF Transition Plan

• 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. • Applications for the Youth Educational Assistance […]

Youth Transitions Improved Supports

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 April 3, 2023 MCFD is introducing additional flexibility for housing options: Eligible young adults on a […]

Mentorship program development survey!

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 care and have:  Previously or are currently participating […]

Help find a new name for MCFD's new youth transitions program and workers!

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, up until their 25th […]

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