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.”

Kamloops YMCA/YWCA Anxiety & Depression psychoeducation support group

The Kamloops YMCA/YWCA has new dates for their Spring 2019 Mental Wellness Programs.

  1. Mind Fit (13-19 years old) - Anxiety & Depression psychoeducation support group with physical activity
  2. Youth Mindfulness (18-30 years old)- Anxiety & Depression psychoeducation support group
  3. Teen Mindfulness (13-17 years old) - Anxiety & Depression psychoeducation support group

If anxiety is impacting your life and preventing you from doing what you want or need to do, this group can help support you. Join us to learn mindfulness techniques, get helpful tools and resources, and meet other like-minded youth. Attending an information session is mandatory prior to participating in the program.


Youth Mindfulness (18-30 years old)- Anxiety & Depression psychoeducation support group

"Everyone experiences worries and anxiety. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about! The Youth Mindfulness Group offers a free 7-week psychoeducational support group for young adults ages 18-30 who experience anxiety."

Info session 1: Tuesday, April 9 from 5pm - 7:30pm at the John Tod Centre

Info session 2: Tuesday, April 16 from 5pm -7:30pm at the John Tod Centre

Program sessions: Tuesday evenings (April 30 - June 11) from 5pm - 7:30pm at the John Tod Centre

For more information or to register click here.


Teen Mindfulness (13-17 years old) - Anxiety & Depression psychoeducation support group

"Do you worry a lot about school? Do you worry about making friends or stress about what others think of you? You’re not alone—everyone experiences worries, anxiety and stress. The Teen Mindfulness Group is a Y Mind program that supports teens ages 13 to 17 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice healthy coping strategies to better manage stress and anxiety."

Info session 1: Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Downtown Y (428 Battle St)

Info Session 2: Wednesday, May 8 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Downtown Y (428 Battle St)

Program sessions: Wednesday evenings (May 22-June 26) from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Downtown Y (428 Battle St)

For more information or to register click here.


Mind Fit (13-19 years old) - Anxiety & Depression psychoeducation support group with physical activity

"Studies have shown that regular physical activity can be as effective as medication or cognitive therapy for improving mental health and effectively treating depression and anxiety. That’s why the Y offers Mind Fit."

Info Session 1: Thursday, April 4 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at the John Tod Centre

Info Session 2: Thursday, April 11 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at the John Tod Centre

Program sessions: Thursday afternoons (April 25 – June 13) from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at the John Tod Centre

For more information or to register click here.


Kamloops

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!

Williams Lake

We are in the process of setting up a YICN local in Williams Lake. Find out more!

Merritt

We are in the process of setting up a YICN local in Merritt. Find out more!

"It's okay to be scared. Being scared means you're about to do something really really BRAVE."

Mandy Hale
diverse group of teens
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