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 seven Foundry centres are operating and four more are in development.
We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback and enthusiasm from communities across the province and the eagerness to see the growth of integrated youth services. So many people are asking us, “How do I get a Foundry in my community?” We know there is a need for more Foundry centres and integrated youth services, and are very happy to see an expansion of the Foundry network mentioned in the recent provincial budget announcement. We are looking forward to learning more about what this may entail and can’t wait to share the news with you!
Right now, we don’t know where new centres will be located. We’re working with our existing network, reviewing lessons learned, data gathered and information from our evaluation to help inform the criteria and process for identifying new lead agency partners. We have learned a lot over these past three years and want to help ensure any community that develops a Foundry centre will be set up for success.
If you’re interested in developing a Foundry centre in your community 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 and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) 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 potential future expansion.
– Foundry Frequently Asked Questions
– Foundry Proof-of-concept Report
– Foundry Developmental Evaluation