Campbell River Youth in Care Network

About Us

The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN, or the Fed) is a youth-driven, provincial non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people in and from care in BC between the ages of 14 and 24.

We were created by a group of young people in care who saw the need for more supports for their peers.  That was in 1993, and today we still stay true to their vision.  Our programs create a safe space for youth to come together, build connections, identify challenges and feel at home.  Throughout the year we host youth retreats, provide bursaries for education and skills development, support youth with training and leadership opportunities and distribute resources and information to young people and their allies across the province.

What does being in care mean to us?

At the Fed, this means having accessed services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Delegated Aboriginal Agencies at any time between the ages of 0-19.

  • Foster Homes
  • Group Homes
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Services
  • Addiction Facilities
  • Community Living BC
  • Custody Centres
  • Youth Agreements
  • Independent Living Agreements
  • Extended Family Placements
  • Experiencing Homelessness



Campbell River Youth in Care Network

What is a Youth in Care Network (Local)?
Locals are groups run by youth and adult allies. They are designed to support youth in and from care ages 14-24. A local follows the Fed’s mission and Values Code. Local youth leaders are supported by host agencies and Fed staff who can help the group to establish a budget, create an annual plan and follow the Values Code. Each local is unique to the community that builds it. Some are fun activity-based, while others focus more on life skills, and some are a combination of both. Youth shape the local to best meet their needs. Locals also help the Fed provide a provincial voice for youth in and from care. 

Many groups in Campbell River have included outings such as: kick boxing, rock climbing, mini golf, bowling, swimming at the lake, walks on the beach.


Youth in care can feel they are overlooked. It can be a struggle to be removed from your home and not have many supports. We are here to help support and guide you to be successful youth adults and to live independent, healthy lives, but also HAVE FUN! Getting out and trying to things is a great way to make friends.


One-to-one peer support can be anywhere in the community where you feel safe and comfortable, Monthly groups will be held at Sasamans Society, Foundry, or out in the community.



Our Approach

The Fed strives to help communities create a safe space for youth in and from care to come together, build connections, identify challenges, and feel at home.

Mission of a Local

To create an environment for youth 14-24 to come together for support so they don’t feel alone in their experiences. Locals give young people an opportunity to meet new people, do fun activities, develop skills, and unite their voices to create change in the systems that affect them.


Why get involved with a Local?


  • Meet people with similar lived experiences and support each other
  • Have fun with peers in and from care
  • Help create a safe and fun space
  • Unite their voices to create change in the system
  • Build a group that meets the needs of youth in and from care in the community
  • Help youth-serving organizations learn how to better work with youth in and from care

Campbell River
Host Agency: Sasamans Society
680 Head Start Crescent, Campbell River, BC V9H 1P9
Contact: Monica Glendale at

Address / Contact Info

Sasamans Society
680 Head Start Crescent Campbell River, BCV9W 1P9
Youth in Care Network Coordinator : Monica White

Phone Numbers

Office: (250) 914-2212
Cellular: (250) 202-7229
Fax: (250) 914-2215

Web Links


Other Programs from This Organization

Sasamans Society Sasamans Society - Strengthening “Our Children” and families, in a community-driven and culturally-appropriate manner

This program was last updated on: 19 Feb 2020.