Phone Numbers

Suicide Crisis Helpline: 9-8-8

Mental Health Support: 310-6789

Kids Help Phone: 1-866-668-6868

START Mental Health: 1-844-782-7811

BC Resources/Shelter Info: 2-1-1

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral: 604-660-9382

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

Youth Against Violence: 1-800-680-4264

RCMP Victim Services: 604-945-1585

Port Moody Police Victim Services: 604-937-1313

Resource Lists

Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group – Street Survival Guide

Fraser Health – Child and youth mental health resources

Lifeguard Text and Chat Services

Crisis Centre Chat:

  • Visit the Website Here
  • Service Description: A daily online chat available from noon to 1am Pacific Time from the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C.



Suicide & Self Harm Resources 

Lifeguard Text and Chat Services 

Crisis Centre Chat: 

  • Service Description: A daily online chat available from noon to 1am Pacific Time from the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C. 


  • Tel: 1-800-668-6868 
  • Service Description: Chat counseling lets you connect one-on-one, real time, with a Kids Help Phone counselor, on the web or from a smartphone. Chats are for youth up to age 20. Available Wednesday to Sunday from 3pm to 11pm Pacific Time. 

Youth in BC: 

  • Hours of Operation: Online chat is available from noon to 1 am Pacific Time. 
  • Service Description: is a free online crisis & emotional support chat service for youth under 30 across Canada. We listen without judgement and keep chats confidential & anonymous. Get support, information, and resources for youth in B.C. and Yukon.   

Youth Space: 

  • Text: 778-783-0177 
  • Hours of Operation: Open 6pm-Midnight PST, 365 days a year, within Canada.  
  • Service Description: is a free online crisis & emotional support chat service for youth under 30 across Canada. We listen without judgement and keep chats confidential & anonymous. 

Crisis Centre Chat: 

  • Hours of Operation: Online chat is available from Noon to 1 AM in BC and Yukon Only 
  • Service Description: is a program of the Crisis Centre. It connects adults with support, information and resources. 

Talk Suicide Canada: 

  • Call or Text: 9-8-8 
  • Hours of operation: 24/7 for calls & 4 PM – 12 AM ET for texting. 
  • Service Description: If you are feeling like you have lost hope and are struggling to cope, if you are dealing with thoughts of suicide, or if you are worried about someone else, 9-8-8 is here for you. When you reach out, a trained responder will listen without judgement, provide support and understanding, and can tell you about resources that will help. 

24-Hour Telephone Crisis Lines 


  • Tel: 1-800-784-2433 
  • Service Description: Provides a confidential, 24-hour toll-free crisis line for people who are feeling suicidal, are concerned for someone who might be suicidal, or for emotional support. Crisis line workers are able to provide intervention through emergency mental health teams or other emergency services and may also refer callers to their local crisis centre for additional support and information. 

310 Mental Health Support: 

  • Tel: 310-6789 
  • Service Description: Provided by the BC Government. Provides a toll-free number connecting callers to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. Offers emotional support, information on appropriate referral options, and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns. 

Greater Vancouver 

  • Tel: 604-872-3311 
  • Service Description: Emotional support for the Greater Vancouver area. 

Howe Sound & Sunshine Coast 

  • Tel: 1-866-661-3311 
  • Service Description: Emotional support for Howe Sound & Sunshine Coast areas. 

BC 211 

  • Tel: 211 
  • Service Description: 24-hour service which also includes resources for long term needs such as housing, counselling, addictions services, education resources. 

BC 811 

  • Tel: 811 
  • Service Description: To be connected directly to a Health Service Navigator that can help you with any medical questions or connect you to other services. 

Foundry Crisis Line 

  • Tel: 1-800-784-2433 
  • Service Description: Whether it’s by phone, online chat or text, connect with a counsellor or trained volunteer to ask questions, help you understand what’s going on for you and find resources online or in your community. 

310-Mental Health 

  • Tel: 310-6789 (no area code needed)  
  • Service Description: Call anytime of the day or night if you need emotional support to deal with a concern or feeling or are looking for information on mental health resources or services. 

Indigenous Resources 

* PLEASE NOTE: ACCESS Youth Outreach Services in general recommends the following use of language: 

  • If the Nation of the person is known, please use that language to refer to the person or resource. If the person/organization introduces themselves as a specific nation, then please use that term. If they introduce themselves as kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) please use that language, not the broader term ‘Indigenous’ 
  • Indigenous refers to a broad range of people who are First Nations, Inuit, and Metis  
  • In the Tri-Cities, there are many youths who are urban Indigenous, and not formally affiliated with the local nation 
  • If another term is given by the client, such as ‘aboriginal’ please use that term.  
  • If there is any confusion or doubt, please ask the person which terminology they prefer 

Spirit of the Children: 

  • Tel: 604-524-9113 
  • Service Description: Provides drop-in day programs for Aboriginal youth aged 0 – 18 years as well as groups for adults such as parenting groups and housing assistance programs. Youth programs also run summer camps and other regular events through their Youth Hub. 

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Society: 

  • Tel: 604-251-4844 
  • Service Description: Helps connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people (depending on services) to resources aimed at improving quality of life through social programs (for both youth and adults), access to 24-hour emergency housing, long term housing and subsidized housing. A valuable resource directory to many other Aboriginal organizations.  

Registration for Status for First Nations/Metis: 

  • Address: #2 – 65 Colony Farm Road 
  • Other office sites can be found on the website directory  
  • Nation/Metis status is done online through the government website, and can be submitted online or in person at First Nations offices, Coquitlam   

Metis Federation: 

  • Tel: 604-648-7220 
  • Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 
  • Address: 390 – 3665 Kingsway Vancouver, BC, V5R 5W2 
  • Service Description: A particularly valuable resource for youth of Metis status that are close to aging out of youth assistance programs. Provides access to job training that will pay minimum wage during the training process and a $500 bonus upon completion. It also helps connect to emergency assistance programs for those experiencing financial difficulties due to sudden illness or disability. 

Kwikwetlem First Nations: Community-based Health Clinic: 

  • Tel: 604-540-0680 
  • Address: 2-65 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, V3C 5X9 BC 
  • Hours: Vary – See website for more information 
  • Physician: 1pm-4pm on Wednesdays 
  • Nurse: 9am-3pm on Wednesdays and Fridays 
  • Nurse Practitioner: 9am-12pm every other Friday 
  • Physiotherapist: 9am-2pm on Fridays 
  • Service Description: Provides health and wellness services for Kwikwetlem First Nation members. Services include traditional and western methods of healing. To book an appointment at the health clinic, contact Erika Scholten, Director of Community Services. 

Youth Aging Out of Care 

 Aged Out: 

  • Service Description: A resource for money management, tips on housing, health, education, mental health supports for those that are about to or have already aged out of care run by former youth in care. Call the ministry to find out more information. 


  • Tel: 604-216-6150  
  • Address: 2nd Floor 3284 Broadway East, Vancouver, BC V5M 1Z8 
  • Service Description: Addressing the needs of Indigenous youth 

Health Access 

Dental Hygiene Clinic: 

  • Tel: 604-443-8499 
  • Address: 250 West Pender Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1S9 
  • Service Description: Offers low-cost dental care to adults aged 19 and over, from September to June. Service is delivered by supervised students of the VCC dental hygiene program. First appointment is a screening appointment with examination by a dentist and diagnosis of dental and periodontal conditions; cases that meet the dental hygiene clinic learning needs will be accepted for care. The Dental Assisting Program serves individuals ages four to 21, and includes home care instruction, polishing, and fluoride application. The Dental Hygiene Program serves individuals aged 19 and over, and includes diagnosis of dental and periodontal conditions, home care instruction, scaling, root planning, polishing, fluoride application, and radiographs. Fees are charged; $5 upon acceptance to the program, and then $30. Individuals who have been screened and need dental treatment (including fillings and extractions) will be referred to community dentists. Offers sliding scale for clients over the age of 19) Only offers services from September to June. 

Pacific Oral Health Society: 

  • Tel: 604-536-2700 
  • Address: 300 – 15850 24 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3Z 0G1 
  • Service Description: In executing its primary purpose of providing access to oral health care, the Society will provide dental services at reduced rates, consistent with the fees of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry, to those patients in demonstrated financial need. We welcome all patients and if financial need cannot be demonstrated, we will provide dental care according to the British Columbia Dental Association’s Fee Guide.  
  • 30% Reduction in fees 
  • Notice of assessment needed for discounted rate 
  • All dental plans and MSP clients accepted 
  • Appointment needed: NO Waiting List* 

Government Website for Dental Benefits: 

  • Service Description: If you receive income or disability assistance, you may be able to have basic dental costs covered. Everyone who receives assistance can access emergency dental services to relieve pain. 

Youth Clinic – Port Moody: 

  • Tel: 604-949-7200 
  • Address: Tri-Cities Public Health Unit, Port Moody, V3H 5C9 BC 
  • Hours: 2pm-6:30pm Wednesdays and 1pm-4:30pm Fridays, call in advance to confirm. 
  • Service Description: Provides free confidential information and education regarding sexuality and health to youth aged 21 and under. Services include birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling, as well as testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, pap tests, testing for and information about HIV. 

Community-Based Health Clinic: 

  • Tel: 604-540-0680 
  • Address: 2-65 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, V3C 5X9 BC 
  • Hours: 1pm-4pm Wednesdays with a physician, 9am-3pm Wednesdays and Fridays with a nurse, and 9am-12pm every other Friday with a nurse practitioner. Physiotherapist from 9am-2pm on Fridays. 
  • Service Description: Provides health and wellness services for Kwikwetlem First Nation members. Services include traditional and western methods of healing. To book an appointment at the health clinic, contact Erika Scholten, Director of Community Services. 

Port Moody Urgent and Primary Care Centre: 

  • Tel: 604-469-3123 
  • Address: 3105 Murray Street, Port Moody, V3H 1X3 BC 
  • Hours: 9am-8pm, seven days a week 
  • Service Description: Offers same-day urgent and primary care for Tri-Cities and New Westminster residents. Access a team of healthcare professionals for immediate and ongoing care, with referrals to community services. Open 9 am to 8 pm daily, including holidays. Helps connect patients with long-term primary care providers, available 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. In partnership with the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice. 

Mental Health Services 

Children & Family Counselling Services 

Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society (CRCCS) 

  • Address: 201-2571 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G3 
  • Service Description: Offers free support services to children and their families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Services include one-on-one counselling, support groups, a lending library of books and resources, and referral to community resources. Also provides post-secondary education bursaries for graduating students, funded camps (summer, day or family retreat), and an annual Christmas toy drive. Office hours are by appointment only. Nonprofit society, registered charity. 

North Fraser Youth Day Treatment 

  • Tel: 604-933-2533 
  • Address: 2062 Manning Avenue, Port Coquitlam, V3B 1L6 BC 
  • Hours: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm Monday to Friday 
  • Service Description: Multidisciplinary treatment setting for youth in the North Fraser region who have a severe psychiatric illness. Program addresses emotional, vocational, interpersonal, and educational needs, and includes structured therapeutic activities, counselling, family support, and group experiences. Serves Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. 

SUCCESS Counselling Services – Coquitlam 

  • Tel: 604-408-7266 
  • Address: 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 8A6 
  • Hours: By Appointment 
  • Service Description: Provides individual and family counselling to all age groups, addressing issues such as personal growth, relationships, parenting, and family violence. Youth services feature counselling, school-based skill development groups, and a multicultural program for at-risk youth. Sliding scale fees are charged for counselling; no fee for clients referred by Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Also runs educational workshops about well-being, parenting, stress, and social skills. All services are offered in Cantonese, English, Farsi, Korean, and Mandarin. Phone for information about intake sessions (available daily). Serves Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. The counselling program is partially funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development and City of Vancouver. 

Food Banks 

Starfish Pack 

  • Tel: Contact the child’s school 
  • Service Description provides packs of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and snacks to hungry students each weekend of the school year. 
  • Visit the website here 

SHARE Food Bank 

  • Tel: 604 457-FOOD (3663) 
  • Service Description: At the time of registration, you must apply in person at the Food Bank, 2615 Clarke St. (rear of the building) no appointment necessary, with your current I.D. and proof of address for all adult members of the household, e.g. rental agreement or utility bill. If you do not have this information, please come and see us anyway. SHARE Food Bank is open for donation drop off at the 2615 Clarke Street (rear of building): 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 

Backpack Buddies (through school)  

  • Tel: Contact the child’s school 
  • Service Description: Every Friday, Backpack Buddies delivers bags of food to thousands of BC’s most vulnerable children. We ensure they have the meals and snacks they need to last the weekend and beyond. 

Immigrant Link Services Society  

  • Tel: (778) 819-3556 
  • Service Description: Immigrant Link enhances access to nutritious food for individuals facing financial challenges, including low-income families, immigrants and refugees in their first year, and seniors. 

House of Omeed 

  • Tel: 604 565 4464 
  • Service Description: The Shelves of Omid is a food distribution center that caters to low-income newcomers and refugees, specializing in culturally appropriate foods for its clientele. 

Youth GourMade 

  • Tel: 604-715-9944 
  • Service Description: This mobile and virtual program teaches youth essential cooking skills at home. Each week, participants receive a recipe, ingredients, and cooking instructions delivered to their door. 

BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Project 

  • Tel: Contact Community Partner on the Website 
  • Service Description: We collaborate with community organizations and BCAFM member farmers’ markets to provide farmers’ market coupons to lower-income families, pregnant people and seniors. 

Second Harvest 

  • Tel: See Website 
  • Service Description: Register on the app to receive good, edible food from businesses, while reducing the harsh environmental impacts of food waste. 

Food Bank on Wheels 

  • Tel: 604 457-FOOD 
  • Service Description: We offer a free mobile food bank service for single-parent families facing challenges accessing traditional food banks due to illness, disability, or transportation issues. Our service delivers essential food hampers directly to their homes, filling a crucial gap in support. 

Report a Bad Date 

RCMP Coquitlam & Port Coquitlam: 

  • Tel: 911 or 604-945-1550  

Port Moody Police: 

  • Tel: 911 or 604-461-345 


Temporary Shelter for Youth 

Pacific Community Resource Society – Open Referral Programs (Tel: 604-412-7950): 

Rental Assistance Program (RAP) Vancouver:  

  • Service Description: A housing subsidy program for at-risk youth aged 16-24 in Vancouver. The Rental Assistance Program offers portable subsidies, assisting participants for up to 24 months. Staff work to secure sustainable housing for when participants assume full rent responsibility. 

Surrey Youth Housing Search Surrey:  

  • Service Description: This program helps Surrey youth find and maintain safe, affordable housing. We offer advocacy, housing search skill development, phone/internet access, tenant rights information, and landlord mediation support. 

Surrey Youth Reaching Home (Surrey & Delta):  

  • Service Description: This outreach supports homeless or at-risk youth up to 24 in Surrey and Delta, not eligible for MCFD assistance. We offer one-on-one support, income aid, housing advocacy, landlord mediation, moving assistance, and community referrals. 

Vancouver Youth Housing Programs:  

  • Service Description: Vancouver Youth Housing Program offers subsidized housing for at-risk youth aged 16-24, who can self-refer or be referred by professionals via PCRS website. We help them achieve self-identified life skills goals for sustainable housing across 5 Vancouver sites, serving over 60 participants. 

Coquitlam Emergency Shelter (RainCity Housing): 

  • Tel: 604-474-0435  
  • Service Description: To provide an emergency shelter and supported housing for people who are homeless in the Tri-Cities. 

Joy’s Place (Tri-City Transitions Society): 

  • Tel: 604-492-1700 
  • Service Description: For adult women and their dependent children, victims, or at risk of domestic violence. 

Covenant House Vancouver: 

  • Tel: 604-685-7474 
  • Service Description: At Covenant House’s Crisis Program, we welcome young people, aged 16 to 24, who are at risk of, or are experiencing, homelessness. We provide housing and wrap-around services, in a safe supportive environment. 

All Nations Youth Safe House: 

  • Tel: 604-595-1170 
  • Service Description: ANYSH offers a 30-day home-like space that is safe, comfortable, and caring when youth ages 16-18 are enduring times of hardship. ANYSH is staffed 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, even Christmas and New Years. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth are welcomed. Self-referrals welcomed. ANYSH has 6 warm, clean beds open to vulnerable youth. 

Housing & Rental Laws 

Understanding your tenancy agreement: 

  • Landlords must prepare a written agreement 
  • Landlords must prepare a written agreement for every tenancy. Even if a landlord doesn’t prepare one, the standard terms of a tenancy agreement still apply. Paying a security deposit establishes a tenancy, even if there is no written tenancy agreement and if the tenant never moves in.  
  • Tenants should carefully read the agreement  
  • A tenant should carefully review their tenancy agreement before signing it. If English is not their first language, or they are uncertain about something in the agreement, they should consider showing it to a friend or family member for clarification and advice.  
  • Tenants and landlords both need to sign tenancy agreement  
  • Both the landlord and the tenant must sign and date the agreement. Landlords must provide a printed copy to tenants within 21 days of entering into the agreement. 
  • Visit this WEBSITE for more information 

Tenant Rights: 

  • Definition of a Tenant: A person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord. 
  • Scope: Tenants have rights during a tenancy, including their rights to dispute problems and their quiet enjoyment rights. Landlords can’t physically remove tenants or lock them out of their rental units. 

Landlord Rights: 

  • Definition of a Landlord: A person who rents land, a building, or an apartment to a tenant. 
  • Scope: Landlords may serve various types of notices to end a tenancy. Notices need to be in writing and all parties should keep copies. 

Landlord Notices: 


Amount of Notice: 

Conversion of Demolition of Property 

4 Months 

Unpaid Rent or Utilities 

10 Days 

Hasn’t paid security deposit or pet damage deposit within 30 days of entering agreement, is late paying rent at least 3 times, and other reasons HERE 

1 Month 

Landlords Use of Property  

2 Months 

Tenant does not qualify for subsidized rental unit 

2 Months 

Unpaid Rent or Utilities: 

  • The tenant must pay the landlord all the rent for the full month even if the 10 Day Notice to End Tenancy ends tenancy before the end of the month. If the tenant pays all the rent and utilities owing within 5 days of receiving the notice, the notice is cancelled, and the tenancy continues. 
  • Notice to end tenancy is only valid is the landlord serves all pages to the tenant, there are many rules of what needs to be included.  
  • A tenant who does not pay the unpaid rent or dispute the notice within 5 days of receiving it must move out on or before 1pm on the effective date or notice. 

Residential Tenancy Act 

  • This outlines the rights of the tenants and the rights of the landlord. 

Tenancy Agreement:  

  • A “month-to-month” tenancy agreement does not have a predetermined date on which it ends. 
  • A “fixed” yearly agreement has a predetermined date when the agreement expires. Landlords and tenants can choose to renew the agreement for an additional year. Sometimes the agreements start with a “fixed” agreement (e.g., 6 months or one year), then continue on a month-to-month basis. 


  • A lease is a “fixed term,” which does have a predetermined date on which the tenancy ends or is up for renewal, most commonly one year.  

Leasing and Protection: 

  • More information on Tenancy Agreements can be found on this WEBSITE 
  • More information on Understanding Your Rights as a Tenant can be found on this WEBSITE 

Rights and Responsibilities of Co-Tenants: 

  • Resource: Policy Guidelines on co-tenants can be found HERE 
  • Scope: There may be more than one tenant; co-tenants are two or more tenants who rent the same rental unit or site under the same tenancy agreement. Generally, co-tenants have equal rights under their agreement and are jointly and severally responsible for meeting its terms, unless the tenancy agreement states otherwise. “Jointly and severally” means that all co-tenants are responsible, both as one group and as individuals, for complying with the terms of the tenancy agreement.” 

Substance Use & Recovery Programs 

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) – Walk-in Intake Clinic 

  • Tel: 236-468-2373 (Port Moody) 
  • Service Description: The program is offered to children and youth aged 0-18 years of age, at no cost. The program is designed to support children and youth who are experiencing significant difficulties related to their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Adult Substance Use Services (ASUS) 

  • Tel: 604.540.9161 
  • Service Description: SHARE’s Substance Use Services Program provides free, confidential counselling services to individuals living in the Tri-Cities, Anmore, or Belcarra and aged 25+ who have concerns about their substance use or the substance use of someone they care about. We can also support those seeking a referral to live-in/bed-based treatment 

Youth Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT) 

  • Tel: (604) 209-3705 
  • Email: 
  • Service Description: Free intakes and referrals. Our free youth substance use services are designed to meet the needs of youth struggling with substance use. They include prevention, counselling, withdrawal management options, treatment options, as well as the services of an intensive case management team. 

Youth Peak House 

  • Tel: 604-253-2187 
  • Service Description: Peak House is located in Vancouver and open to all youth in BC who need a more intensive level of service than can be provided in their home community. 

Youth Day Treatment Program 

  • Tel: (604) 209-3705 
  • Email: 
  • Service Description: The Youth Day Treatment Program is an outpatient substance use treatment program for youth aged 16 to 24 in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region looking to change their substance use. Accessible through the CAIT Intake Process. 

Young Bears Lodge 

  • Tel: (604) 322-7577 
  • Service Description: Young Bears Lodge is a culturally based, holistic healing lodge for Indigenous youth looking to change their relationship with drugs or alcohol. 

Youth Intensive Case Management Teams (YICMT) 

  • Tel: 604-209-3705 
  • Email: 
  • Service Description: The Youth Intensive Case Management Team (ICMT) is a multidisciplinary team that provides innovative, client-centered, and culturally sensitive services to youth with complex needs (i.e. substance use, homelessness, mental health challenges). 

Youth Addiction & Concurrent Disorders Service 

  • Tel: 416-535-8501, press 2 
  • Service Description: The Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service (YACDS) offers treatment to young people (14-24 years) who have substance use challenges/concerns, with or without concurrent mental health concerns. Youth can self-refer or be referred by a physician, hospital, community agency or school. 

Provincial Youth & Young Adult Substance Use Treatment Program – BC Children’s Hospital 

  • Tel: 604-875-2010 
  • Service Description: The program provides a safe, structured, home-like environment with an interprofessional care team. The care team includes counsellors, recreation workers, Indigenous Elders, youth workers, teachers and family therapists. Physicians and psychiatrists are available for consultation via telehealth.  


  • Anywhere in BC – Tel: 1-800-663-1441 
  • Service Description: Counselling is available to anyone who is directly or indirectly affected by alcohol and other drug use. Call the 24-hour BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service to learn more: 

Health Promotion and Prevention (SHARE Society) 

  • Tel: 604-540-9161 
  • Service Description: Health Promotion/Prevention seeks to increase drug literacy, enhance skills and competencies that protect against problem use, delay early onset of first use and reduce harms associated with use. This program is informed by best practices and current research in prevention/health promotion, which supports building the capacity for the resilience that already exists in youth. Our focus is on three main protective factors to build capacity: 

The Lifeguard App 

  • Service Description: A versatile smartphone app that automatically connects a user to emergency responders if the user becomes unconscious or unable to function. Importantly, Lifeguard App, using the even platform technology, arms the emergency responders with information critical to the success of emergency intervention. Download Lifeguard App today on iOS or Android. 

All People, All Pathways Online Support 

  • Service Description: Free online peer group meetings for individuals questioning their relationship with substances. 

Narcotics Anonymous 

  • Tel: 1-855-444-BCNA (2262) 
  • Service Description: Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold more than 72,000 meetings weekly in 143 countries today. 

Recreation & Sport 

Youth Services – Port Coquitlam Community Centre 

  • Tel: 604-927-7919 
  • Service Description: The POCO Youth Membership is a FREE annual membership that gets youth ages 11-18 FREE entry and equipment use at the Hyde Creek Youth Centre and the PC3 Games Room. 

KidSport Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows 

  • Tel: Emily Moughtin – 604-333-3434 
  • Service Description: We provide grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows can play a season of sport. Our chapter accepts applications and administers grants of up to $400 per child/year, for kids who live in Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows. 

Port Moody Recreation 

  • Tel: 604-469-4556 
  • Service Description: The Youth Lounge is located in the Recreation Complex and is a FREE safe space for youth in grades 6-12 to hang out, spend time with friends, and make new ones. For grades 6-12. Please bring a go-card as proof of grade, and youth might want to consider keeping a photo on their phone as backup. The drop-in gym is $2.25. 

Hyde Creek Recreation Centre – Youth Services 

  • Tel: Sandra Battle – 604-927-5182 
  • Service Description 

Program Support – PoCo Recreation 

  • Tel: 604-927-7975 
  • Service Description: The Recreation Support Program provides support for children/youth in registered activities. Recreation Staff collaborate with families to build strategies, adaptations and the support role needed to create a positive experience for children and youth. 


KidStart – PLEA 

  • Tel: 604 871 0450 
  • Service Description: KidStart is a prevention program. Its aim is to help children and youth make good choices despite challenging circumstances. 

CABE (Coquitlam Alternate Balanced Education)  

  • Service Description: CABE supports youth in Grades 10-12.  Students learn in a self-paced format and can work toward secondary or adult graduation in flexible learning spaces, smaller class environments and individualized settings.  The program is intended for students who struggle with the requirements of a mainstream school setting and have difficulty connecting with the structure and expectations in larger school populations.  CABE’s teaching philosophy is based on trauma-informed practice and provides a relationship-focused and strengths-based approach to learning. 
  • Referrals: Referrals to CABE are initiated by a student’s neighbourhood school – contact the child’s school. 

GOAL: Goal Oriented Alternative Learning 

  • Service Description: GOAL supports youth ages 14 – 18.  Students learn in a highly supported and individualized environment.  The program is intended for youth who have intense challenges with school attendance (often have been away from any school program for a length of time), mental health, substance misuse, peer relationships and conduct in the community.  GOAL students are at significantly high risk for full disengagement from school.  GOAL assists youth with backgrounds of trauma who may be involved with the youth justice system and receive support from the Ministry for Children and Families. 
  • Referrals: GOAL is under the purview of the CABE principal and placements are determined in consultation with Ms. Susan Ross, District Principal. The program is for in-district students only.  Families/caregivers of students who have fully withdrawn from school must contact the District Principal at 604-939-9201 or 
  • Website: Visit the link here 

Work Training Programs 

Get Youth Working! Program 

  • Tel: 250-861-3100 
  • Service Description: The Program offers Employment Counselling, Job Entry Skills, Certificate Training, Paid Work Experience, Mentoring and Post Job Placement Support to eligible youth 16-29 years of age.  Employers that hire and train eligible youth and provide full time sustainable employment are eligible for a negotiated Wage Subsidy incentive. 

WorkBC Employment Services for Youth 

  • Tel: Please contact your local WorkBC Centre. 
  • Service Description: Youth can access a variety of free employment services including career exploration, job search services, resource centre use, financial supports to start a job, work experience placements, training support, and counselling, to help them upgrade their skills, find and prepare for employment. 

Access Youth – Youth Employment 

  • Tel: 604-525-1888 
  • Service Description: Beginning April 1, 2019, ACCESS Youth Outreach is excited to add an employment program to serve the youth of the Tri-cities! This innovative program partners with Work BC and other non-profits in the Tri-Cities catchment to provide youth up to 24 years old with job skills training, interviewing skills, resume building and finally access to the employment market. 

Youth Train in Trades Program 

  • Tel: 778-328-8700 
  • Service Description: SkilledTradesBC and the BC Ministry of Education and Childcare (ECC) teamed up to offer funding for students to complete their technical training while still in high school. Students can receive credits towards their high school diploma and at least one level of technical training by attending trades training classes at local high schools, post-secondary institutions, or SkilledTradesBC-certified training facilities. 

NPower – Tech Job Training 

  • Tel: 604-495-0580 
  • Service Description: NPower Canada offers free (no cost) tech-training programs and tech certifications for British Columbia job seekers. Take a look at our programs below to find out when the next one begins. Successful graduates from each program benefit from personal and professional development, job placement services, post-hire coaching and support, and access to corporate mentors and guest speakers. 

Future Troopers 

  • Tel: 604-547-1311 
  • Service Description: Connects immigrant young adults with supportive employer partners to address urgent skill shortages. The program focuses on employment, language, and digital literacy skills to help newcomers achieve sustainable employment in careers that reflect their education and experience. 

B-Hired – For newcomer youth 

  • Service Description: B-Hired is a free job readiness and skills training program for newcomer youth who want to launch their careers in Canada. This dynamic online cohort-based program will help you to focus your job goals for “in-demand” jobs. Build confidence, increase your networking skills, connect with employers and achieve your job success. 

Family Supports 

Individual Parenting Support – Tri-Cities Transitions 

  • Tel: 604-941-7111 
  • Service Description: Free individual parenting sessions are available for parents who want knowledge and support in how to best help facilitate their children’s growth. These one-to-one or group parenting sessions take place in the main office.  

Circle Security for Mother and Father – Tri-Cities Transitions 

  • Tel: 604-941-7111 
  • Service Description: A secure attachment between child and caregiver is critical to a child’s current and future wellbeing. Research shows that secure children have: increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, and a better ability to handle their emotions, and they enter school more prepared to learn. In this virtual workshop series (8 weeks), you will learn how to: 
  • better understand your child(ren)’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs; 
  • support your child(ren)’s ability to manage emotions; 
  • enhance the development of your child(ren)’s self-esteem; and 
  • honour your child(ren’s) wish to be secure. 

Act 2 – Child and Family Services 

  • Tel: 604-937-7776 
  • Service Description: ACT 2 Child and Family Services in Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows, offers counselling to children, youth, and their family or caregivers who are in need of a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship to assist in resolving emotional and behavioural difficulties arising from traumatic experiences. 

Family Toolkit – Here to Help 

  • Service Description: When a family member suffers from a mental illness, one of the most important things to do is to take the time to learn about the disorder. By educating yourself as much as you can about the mental or substance use disorder, you can take an active role in your family member’s recovery. The Family Toolkit was designed to assist families in caring for a family member with a mental illness by providing information and practical resources. 

Child & Family Services Office for Port Coquitlam (MCFD) 

  • Tel: 1-604-933-2533 
  • Service Description: A variety of child, teen, and family services are available throughout the province.  Use this contact information to inquire about, or find, the services closest to you. 

Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment (SAJE) Program 

  • Tel: 1-866-623-3001 
  • Service Description: The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is implementing new programs and expanding services and supports for youth and young adults with experience in government care. The Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment (SAJE) program envisions that every youth transitioning from care into independence has the supports they need to achieve their full potential. 




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