Youth In Care Network
“FBCYICN is a youth-driven, provincial, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people in and from government care in BC, between the ages of 14 and 24. We provide programs and services that help young people come together, get individual support, link with learning opportunities, and unite their voice to create positive change in the system. FBCYICN was created in 1993 by young people in care.”
– Federation of BC Youth In Care Network www.fbcyicn.ca
Code of Conduct (PDF) is a set of rules for behaviour that FBCYICN members created that apply to all young people and adults at all Network events and at the FBCYICN Office. As a YICN Local we also follow this Code of Conduct. Summary version: “DON’T BE A JACKASS!!”
The FBCYICN defines this a little differently:
“For us, “in care“, means having accessed services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Delegated Aboriginal Agencies anytime between the ages 0-19 and includes: foster homes, group homes, child and youth mental health services, addiction facilities, custody centres, youth agreements, independent living, extended family placements, or experiencing homelessness. Those receiving services from Community Living BC any time between 0-24 also qualify for membership and access to our programs and services.”
Dream Fund Bursary - Application Deadline July 5, 2019
The Federation of BC Youth In Care Networks "Dream Fund supports young people in and from care to pursue their careers and achieve their goals through education and skill building. The Dream Fund includes two different bursaries that are distributed three times a year: in October, March and July."
For more information or to apply click here.
Education Achievement Bursary
"Want to go back to school but wondering if you can afford tuition on top of everything else? The Education Achievement Bursary provides up to $1500 for youth in and from care attending post-secondary school. Young people can use this bursary for all accredited schools, not just the usual designated post-secondary schools.
The Fed distributes $5000 among successful Education Acheivement applicants per round of Dream Fund (three rounds a year)."
Reach for Success Bursary
"Are you working towards a goal but there’s an expense getting in your way? The Reach for Success Bursary can provide you with up to $500 to overcome barriers you might face in achieving success in the things you want to do. Reach for Success Bursary winners have used the money to pay for photography lessons, driving lessons, yoga memberships, sports team fees, Canadian citizenship applications, BCIDs, certifications like FoodSafe and Serving it Right, and even dental work. If you need money for anything you don’t see listed here, get in touch with us and we’ll do what we can to help!
The Fed distributes $1500 among successful Reach for Success applicants per round of Dream Fund (three rounds a year)."
We have a Kamloops Local Youth In Care Network. Find out more about this local!
100 Mile House
We are in the process of setting up a YICN local in 100 Mile House. Find out more!
We are in the process of setting up a YICN local in Williams Lake. Find out more!
We are in the process of setting up a YICN local in Merritt. Find out more!
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