Local Resources

BC Kids Help Phone (for teens)

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks

Youth in Care Canada

Foster Parent Support Services Society

Island Sexual Health Society

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association


Youth Self Sufficiency supports youth ages 18 or 19 as they transition into adulthood by increasing financial capacity, employability and self reliance.  The program offers youth a one to one advisor to support youth with their goals and action plans; financial exploration  and budgeting; weekly drop-ins; group workshops such as Ready to Rent and Money Skills; and networking and creating community connections. This program runs out of Burnside Gorge Community Centre.

Neighbourhood Houses and Community Agencies – The following organizations have been contracted by the Ministry of Child and Family Development to have Youth and Family Outreach Workers.  These workers are available to help support youth and their caregivers between the ages of 12-18 with social, emotional and behavioural issues.  Please contact the worker in your area.

Blanshard Community Centre – Blanshard, Hillside and Downtown Areas

Burnside Gorge Community Centre – Burnside Gorge, Esquimalt and Downtown Areas

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House – Esquimalt

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society – Downtown

The James Bay Community Project – James Bay, Esquimalt and Oak Bay Areas

Saanich Neighbourhood Place – Saanich Area

Pacific Centre Family Services Association – Westshore Area


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