UPDATED: Office Closed Until Physical Distancing Measures Lifted

April 2, 2020

Dear youth members, participants, volunteers and community partners, 

Based on recent updates from the provincial government, our office will be closed until the physical distancing measures, required by health authorities to ensure the well-being of our communities, are lifted. We feel keeping the office closed is an important part of supporting the health and wellbeing of our Fed Family.

Fed staff are working remotely so they are available via email, cell phones and social media just not in person. We know that physical distancing can be difficult and feel very isolating, but we’re here if you want to get in touch for any reason. We’ll be sharing a few ideas in the next few days for taking care of yourself while you’re physical distancing, so stay tuned! We’ve also launched Fed Connects, a virtual space where young people can come together and connect. Check it out!

Here is some key contact information for your reference but please know all staff are available during this time. Check out our website at https://fbcyicn.ca/contact-us for everyone’s contact information.

For general information, contact:

Preeti Prasad, Administrative Coordinator Email: info@fbcyicn.ca
Facebook: @YouthInCareBC
Instagram: @fbcyicn

For program information, contact:

Shannon Dolton, Program Coordinator
Cell Phone: 604-353-3495
Email: shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca
Facebook: Shannon Dolton - fbcyicn

For all other information, contact:

Lorena Bishop, Executive Director
Cell Phone: 778-389-9492
Email: lorena.bishop@fbcyicn.ca
Facebook: Lorena Bishop – fbcyicn

We also ask that everyone in the community help to contain the spread of COVID-19 by following the advice provided by medical professionals:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth especially with unwashed hands
  • Stay 2 metres away from other people
  • Avoid close contact with people who are at risk, especially seniors
  • When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with your arm
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as toys, electronics, and doorknobs
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Stay home in general if you can

We encourage you to stay connected with each other and the Fed staff during this challenging time. If there are any other specific program cancellations as a result of COVID-19, we will notify participants and share this via our various communication channels. Otherwise our programs and services will continue as normal as possible.

Keep strong and remember we are here if you need us!

Sincerely, 
Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks