Important Phone Numbers

Helpline for Children
310-1234 (no area code required)

Kids Help Phone
1 800 668-6868

BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations
604 466-7487

Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents
1 866 291 7091

Representative for Children and Youth
1 800 476-3933

Public Guardian & Trustee
604 660-4444 or
1 800 663-7867

General Ministry Inquiries
250 387-7027 or
1 877 387-7027

Media Inquiries
250 356-1639

Service BC
Victoria 250 387-6121
604 660-2421
1 800 663-7867


Close to 3,000 foster families in B.C. provide day-to-day care and stability to children and youth who are unable to live with their own families. Are you interested in becoming a foster parent? The ministry ensures vulnerable children and youth have a safe place to live and a family to care for them. You could be that family. If you're already a foster parent, thank you for the important work you do supporting children, youth and families to reach their full potential.
Please visit the web pages below for information on becoming a foster family, and the supports available to foster families and the children who live with them.


Foster Family Month - Celebrating 25 years

October is Foster Family Month in British Columbia, an opportunity to recognize and honour the remarkable contributions that foster families make in our communities each and every day. Visit the foster family month page and learn more.