B.C. communities can now apply for a new Foundry Centre

Starting today, September 6, 2023, Foundry will be accepting applications from communities around the province who are looking to build a Foundry centre in their local community, catchment area or region.

All non-profit, health and social system organizations and agencies serving youth, including First Nations, Métis, and Urban Indigenous service-providers, are eligible and encouraged to submit an application.

For communities interested in applying today, visit foundrybc.ca/expansion. Applications are due on Oct 27, 2023.

Children and youth have faced unprecedented challenges over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, toxic-drug crisis and climate-related emergencies. That’s why the Province is investing $74.9 million through Budget 2023 to open 12 more Foundry centres in B.C., for a total of 35 Foundry centres throughout the province. In July 2023, we announced Vernon and qathet (Pxwell River) will be joining the Foundry network.

Read the full news release to learn more.

Questions around expansion? Email expansion@foundrybc.ca or visit https://foundrybc.ca/expansion/