News & Events

Wed, 05/10/2023

• StudentAid BC is bringing in a new Learning for Future Grant for former youth in care that expands on and will replace the Youth Educational Assistance Fund.

• The new Learning for Future Grant will be available to eligible Provincial Tuition Waiver recipients effective August 1, 2023...

Tue, 04/25/2023

Job opportunity alert!
Are you longing to make an impact using your strategic youth program management and development skills? Do you want to oversee and make your mark on one of B.C.'s trusted youth resources? Would you like to work with a friendly and...

Tue, 04/04/2023

MCFD is pleased to share the recent and upcoming improvements to the Youth Transitions program. Below you will find important information on enhanced supports for young adults transitioning into adulthood.

Temporary Housing and Temporary Support Agreements Changes – effective...

Tue, 03/21/2023

We need your input for the development of a youth mentorship program!
We want to know what type of mentorship program would be most helpful to you.

You will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards!

If you're a youth in or from...

Mon, 02/27/2023

MCFD Rent Supplement applications are back! Eligible young adults will be able to apply for the second intake on March 6, 2023 at 8:00 AM until March 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM on the...

Tue, 02/21/2023

The BC Orca Bursary Program was established by a generous group of philanthropists who want to provide financial and other support to current or former youth in government (foster) care who are pursuing post-secondary studies. Twenty bursaries will be awarded in 2023....

Mon, 02/06/2023

Earlier this year, the Government of B.C. announced funding for a new youth transitions program and workers. The program will support youth from care, from the age of 19 until their 27th birthday. New workers will provide transition planning supports for youth in and from care as early as age 14...

Tue, 01/31/2023

The one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low-income renters with the cost of renting. You may be eligible for a tax-free one-time payment of $500 if your income and the amount that you pay on rent qualify.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers this one-time...

Mon, 01/16/2023

The interim Canada Dental Benefit is intended to help lower dental costs for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. Parents and guardians can apply if the child receiving dental care is under 12 years old and does not have access to a private dental insurance plan.


Thu, 12/01/2022

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has launched a public engagement on the oversight of social work in B.C.
This engagement is exploring the current state of social work oversight, including what is working well and opportunities for improvement....

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