Would you attend a Virtual Youth Retreat?
February 12, 2021
Dear youth members, participants, volunteers and community partners,
After careful consideration the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks has made the decision to not host any Youth Retreats until the public health orders, required by the province to limit the spread of COVID-19, have been lifted.
The decisions to cancel our retreats have not been made lightly. We have been monitoring the situation and believe that not hosting the retreats aligns with the current orders set out by the provincial health officers, specifically around gatherings of any size whether it be an indoor or outdoor event. As announced on February 5, 2021, the current public health orders have been extended indefinitely. We will continue to monitor the situation, and when it's safe and cleared by the provincial health officers, we will get together again.
We know that this may be disappointing for folks who have been looking forward to getting together in person, but we are looking at the possibility of hosting a Virtual Youth Social with staff, board members and of course all you amazing young people! We want to find a way to bring our Fed Family together and share some space.
If you have any questions please contact Steve Smith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook "Steve Smith Work" or work cell 604-353-3508.
We are still here for you as a staff team and as a broader care community. We encourage you to stay connected with each other and the Fed staff during this challenging time. Some ways to reach staff are below:
Facebook: Jessy Neal – fbcyicn
Facebook: Shannon Dolton fbcyicn
Facebook: Steve Smith work
Keep strong and remember we are here if you need us!
Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
Retreats (SCMs, or Steering Committee Meetings)
Our retreats bring youth in and from care from all across the province together to learn life skills, have fun, build lasting friendships, direct the work of the organization, contribute to government consultations, and build a provincial community.
Come out and see what we are all about!
If you are a young person between the ages of 14 and 24 who has experienced some form of government care (including experience with child and youth mental health services, addiction facilities, custody centres, extended family placements, Community Living BC programs, or homelessness) our camps are for you!
Our camps create a fun, safe environment where you can connect with other young people who are building a provincial network for youth in and from care.
Great Times, Amazing Memories
Fed retreats are held at recreational outdoor camps across the province several times a year. Many of our participants come back year after year and for them, the experience is much more than just a camp.