Cariboo Chilcotin

Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin offers youth aged 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, physical and sexual healthcare, peer support and social services.


person Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin location_on 51 4th Ave South,
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1J6
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phone 250.398.2185 email


Monday to Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM (see below on how to book!)


Interested in joining a group or workshop at Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin? Call us at 250.398.2185 or email

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Land Acknowledgement

With gratitude and recognition to the Secwépemc, Carrier, Métis and Tsilhqot’in people for the privilege of working, learning, living and playing upon their unceded ancestral lands.

Who We Are

Hosted by the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre Association, Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin unites multiple partner organizations that will address the health and wellness needs of young people aged 12 to 24 and their families who live the Cariboo Chilcotin area.



Mental health clinicians are available to meet youth (ages 12-24) for intake interviews and provide service matching to appropriate mental health and substance use services.



We provide free, confidential information and education regarding sexuality, physical and mental health to young people ages 12 to 24. Services include diagnosing and treating injuries, illness, providing prescriptions, birth control options, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and information, as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The Physical and Sexual Healthcare clinic is currently accepting new patients for youth that do not have a primary care provider!  The Physical and Sexual Healthcare team can provide on-going care for you until age 25.  We encourage young people to stay connected to their existing family doctor or nurse practitioner if they have one, or our staff can work with your current provider, if needed. Most appointments can be made within the week. Just give us a call or drop by to book your appointment! 

These services can be delivered by a variety of health professionals such as doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses. 



Our youth and caregiver counselling services are here to support you with whatever is on your mind today, one session at a time. After a session, you and your counsellor will decide on the next steps to your care. You are welcome to use this service more than once, but we cannot guarantee you will have the same counsellor every time. Counselling is also available to caregivers of youth who are between the ages of 12 to 24. We are happy to help you find on-going therapy, psychiatry, or other services to fit your needs. 



Youth Peer Support Workers are young adults that bring their own experience with navigating the health and wellness systems within our community. Our Youth Peer Support Workers are here to welcome you to Foundry and can provide information about the services that are offered. 

Our Youth Peer Supporter Workers are available to help support and connect young people to services within the community. Follow-up sessions can be made within a few days of your counselling appointment. 



Our Family Peer Supporters provide emotional support, system navigation, information and resources based on their own lived experience of parenting a youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. This appointment is currently bookable on the Foundry BC app.

Access Our Services

How to book services at Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin!

Counselling and youth peer support are now available to book on the Foundry BC app! To book all other services, please visit the centre or call 250-398-2185.

* Don’t know what you need? Unsure of what the first steps are or where to go from here? Book a navigation appointment with one of our Youth Peer Support Workers to get started.

If you would like to access our peer support drop-in services, please visit us Monday through Friday between 12:00pm-4:00pm.
If you would like to access our counselling drop-in services, please visit us Tuesday 12:00pm-6:00pm and Thursday between 10:00am-6:00pm.

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Having trouble? Check out the Client Cheat Sheet Foundry BC App
If you continue to run into technical issues, please let us know using this form. We are here to support you in troubleshooting!


“Culture is important to me. I want somewhere I can go to learn to carve and use my hands.”

- Yunesit'in Youth of the Tsilhqot'in people

“The Foundry needs to come to Cariboo Chilcotin to motivate the next generation of Youth so they can reach their full potential."

- A. 16

“We need to get out kids back on track, and they need more supports to get back in the right direction.”

- B. Foster Parent 62.

“Youth in Cariboo Chilcotin need to learn life-skills, financial aid, self-care, and how to handle addictions.”

- T. 23

“Foundry is a place that’s welcoming where you feel comfortable, not like that other place where you’re stuck in a room and have to be there.”

- E. 15

“Foundry is somewhere you can go and get everything you need to succeed in life.”


“Foundry in Cariboo Chilcotin should be open right when you need it.”


“Foundry is a place that’s welcoming where you feel comfortable, not like that other place where you’re stuck in a room and have to be there.”


“Foundry is somewhere you can go and get everything you need to succeed in life.”

- S. 19

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Do you already have an account with Foundry Virtual BC?


The Foundry BC Platform will allow youth and families to do the following:

  • Book appointments with your Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin service providers.  
  • Access your local Foundry centre’s virtual appointments from your Smart Phone or Computer.  
  • Easily find locations of in-person appointments and complete surveys before your appointment to save time.  
  • Only tell your story one time by writing and sharing a story through our “My Story” Feature.  
  • Receive reminders about upcoming appointments.
  • Cancel appointments through the click of a button without needing to call or email.
  • Receive messages from your service providers through inbox – a platform accessed on the Foundry BC app that allows you to safely and securely interact with your service provider.   

Groups & Workshops

Interested in attending a group at Cariboo Chilcotin? This section provides an overview of current & upcoming groups and workshops- please keep checking back as we continue to add new offers, often!

Dungeons & Dragons

Come and join Kevin on Mondays to enjoy a fun games night. This group welcomes young people aged 17-24 to participate in the epic journey of DnD!

Mondays, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

To register, email


Substance Use Day Treatment

For youth aged 16 – 24 who struggle with substance use, join the Substance Use Day Treatment group at Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin.

Tuesdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

To register, email


Bannock Making 

Come and join us at Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin for bannock making (and eating, of course!).
See you there!

Tuesdays 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

To register, give us a call at 250-398-2185

DBT : Dialectic Behaviour Therapy

Dealing with intense emotions? or interpersonal conflict? Our Dialectic Behaviour Therapy group is now open to individuals. Come join us at Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin.

Begins May 27th, 2024

If interested or for more information, contact Jen Hanson at:
Tel: 604-866-6585

Mask Carving 

Join us for a fun evening together where you can learn to carve masks as well as enjoy other small projects and activities!

Tuesdays, 3:30 PM – 6:00PM

To register, give us a call at 250-398-2185


Meal Prep Party

Drop-in and join us for our Meal Prep Party to help prepare a free and healthy meal, enough to eat and take home for later! Don’t forget to bring your friends along!

Thursdays, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

To register, call us at 250-398-2185

EFFT: Emotion Focused Family Therapy

A special group for caregivers at Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin, help your loved one approach, process and manage stress and emotions, assist your loved ones to interrupt maladaptive behaviours and work through and resolve caregiver fears and obstacles.

Beginning May 29th, 2024 

To register, reach out to Jen Hanson:
Tel: 604-866-6585

Cultural Circle

Join us at the Cultural Circle where we arrange various indigenous cultural activities!

Check Facebook or Instagram for current projects

To register, call us at 250-398-2185


Drop-in and meet us in the afternoons for fun craft activities at Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin!

Fridays, 3:30PM – 5:30PM

To register, call us at 250-398-2185


Music and Mingle

Drop-in at the centre for music and mingle. Do not worry as this group is for all experience levels!

Fridays, 3:30PM – 5:30PM

To register, email

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Get Involved

Opportunities for Youth

Foundry centres are created for young people, by young people! We are currently recruiting for our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), which will:

  • Help inform and create the decision making process for the centre
  • Inform the physical aspects of the centre, services available, etc
  • Once the centre opens, the YAC will continue to be an integral part of the team and shape youth services in Cariboo Chilcotin!

To learn more and get involved, email call 250-398-2185.

Help Spread the Word

We want to let the community know that Foundry is coming to Cariboo Chilcotin! If you are interested in helping us spread this messaging, feel free to print out our rack card and distribute!

Resources for young people