Over the past three years we’ve seen the Foundry network grow from the original Granville Youth Health Centre (now known as Foundry Vancouver-Granville), which served as the inspiration for Foundry centres, to today, where eight Foundry centres are operating and three more are 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 very happy to see funding for eight new Foundry centres included as part of “A Pathway to Hope: B.C.’s mental health roadmap”.
At this time, we don’t yet know where the new centres will be located. We’re working with our existing network and government partners, reviewing lessons learned—including information from our evaluations—to develop the process for identifying new lead agency partners. We have learned a lot over these past three and a half years and are working to ensure continued success across the Foundry network.
We understand there’s significant interest in learning how to get a Foundry centre in your community. If you’re interested in learning more, we suggest that you keep an eye on this space; we will post more information here as it is available. Also, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.
In the meantime, we have posted some documents below that will be helpful to those wanting to learn more about Foundry’s proof-of-concept phase, evaluation and future expansion.
– Foundry Frequently Asked Questions
– Foundry Proof-of-concept Report
– Foundry Developmental Evaluation