If you need help now and it is outside of our office hours, see below for a list of emergency contacts and other groups who work to support youth in and from care in BC.
Crisis and Support Lines
In the event of an emergency, DIAL 911.
Specific Resources for Young People in and from Care
Ministry of Children and Family Development
A website that supports young people to navigate many of the challenges and barriers that come with transitioning out of government care and into adulthood.
BC Representative for Children and Youth
If you are still in care, the RCY has advocates you can contact if you are not happy with your experience in care; they also have a free app that empowers young people to understand and speak out about their rights guaranteed under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Do you feel like you have been treated unfairly? Do you have a complaint and feel like your voice isn’t being heard? The Ombudsperson's office is here to listen to complaints youth may have about a variety of issues from youth agreements, aging out and transition planning to housing, schools, healthcare and more. Services are free and confidential.
Contact: 1-800-567-FAIR (3247)
Twitter & Facebook: @bcombudsperson