Foundry is Expanding... And Coming to Port Hardy!

Port Hardy, B.C. - North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society is pleased to announce that in cooperation with our partner agencies we have been chosen to host Foundry Youth Centre for the North Island! This will make a huge difference in the lives of youth, families, Indigenous and non-indigenous communities, the LGBTQS+ community and more!


Read more about this exciting opportunity from Foundry BC - the experts and leaders in integrated youth health care!

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Foundry is expanding!

As part of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions’ “A Pathway to Hope,” Foundry is looking to partner with communities across BC to open and operate a minimum of six new Foundry centres. On October 21, Foundry issued a call for expressions of interest (EOI) from communities across BC. Non-profit organizations and health and social system agencies serving youth, (including First Nations, Métis, and Urban Indigenous organizations) were eligible to submit an EOI until November 26, 2019.

Thank you to all the communities who have submitted an EOI!

In total, Foundry received 40 EOI submissions from communities across the province– a moving demonstration of not only the need, but also the resiliency and strengths that exist in British Columbia! Please check and our social media channels for updates.

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We look forward to welcoming new members to our network

Over the past four years, we’ve seen the Foundry network grow from the original Granville Youth Health Centre (now known as Foundry Vancouver-Granville), to eight operational Foundry centres with three more in development.

We are heartened by the positive feedback and enthusiasm from communities across the province and the eagerness to see the growth of integrated youth services. We know there is a need for more Foundry centres, and are pleased to see funding for these new centres included as part of “A Pathway to Hope: B.C.’s mental health roadmap”.

We are grateful to our existing network, partners, and provincial youth and family advisors for informing our process for expansion, and look forward to welcoming new members to our network.

For the latest updates on the expansion process, keep an eye on our expansion page, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What is Foundry?

Foundry’s vision is to transform access to health and social services for youth aged 12-24 and their families. To do this, we are working with young people, their families and over 140 government and non-profit partners in communities across BC to open community-based Foundry centres and build online tools and resources through

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