apply for the youth empowerment program
Looking for more information on the program? Please visit our Youth Empowerment page.
Please note, while the program is open to all youth between the ages of 12 – 23, due to limited capacity and resources acceptance into the program happens on a first-come, first serve basis. In addition, please note that this is not a generalized “Big Brothers / Big Sisters” style of program; preference will be given to youth who are facing mid-to-high level barriers. For additional resources, we recommend you reach out to your local MFCD (Ministry of Children and Family Development) branch. Youth and their families can also reach out to Foundry. Foundry offers free and confidential support for young people ages 12 to 24 – mental health care, substance use services, physical & sexual healthcare, youth and family peer supports, and social services – both online and in-person in communities across BC.
This intake is not monitored 24 hours a day. If you are in crisis, please reach out to emergency services at 911, or the Ministry of Child and Family Development Provincial Screening. You can also reach out to Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or the Mental Health Support Line at 310-6789.