The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN, or the Fed) is a youth-driven, peer-based, provincial non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people in and from care in BC between the ages of 14 and 24.
We were created by a group of young people in care who saw the need for more supports for their peers. That was in 1993, and today we still stay true to their vision. Our programs create a safe space for youth to come together, build connections, identify challenges and feel at home. Throughout the year we host youth retreats, provide bursaries for education and skills development, support youth with training and leadership opportunities and distribute resources and information to young people and their allies across the province.
What does being in care mean to us?
At the Fed, this means having accessed services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Delegated Aboriginal Agencies at any time between the ages of 0-19.
- Foster Homes
- Group Homes
- Child and Youth Mental Health Services
- Addiction Facilities
- Community Living BC
- Custody Centres
- Youth Agreements
- Independent Living Agreements
- Extended Family Placements
- Experiencing Homelessness