The Local Development program supports communities and empowers individuals to meet the needs of young people in or from government care by developing and maintaining Local Youth in Care Networks (“Locals”) across BC.
A “Local” is a group of young people (14-24) who are in or from government care that come together for support so they don’t feel alone in their experiences! Locals give young people an opportunity to meet new people, do fun activities, develop skills and unite their voices to make change in the systems that affect them.
Each local is unique and is based on the needs and interests of the young people involved.
The relationship between the Federation and its Locals is like a net; we are all held together and connected by the knots in the rope. It is only together that we are strong and can catch and share all the opportunities that come our way.
The Local Development Program is supported by a team of youth and adults from around the province. This group is known as the A-Team.
For more information on Local Development please see the FBCYICN Local Development Page