Port Hardy

Foundry Port Hardy will offer young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services.


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Port Hardy, British Columbia
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phone 250.902.0055 email foundryporthardy@nicccs.org

Centre Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 9:30AM - 6:00PM

Land Acknowledgement

Foundry Port Hardy humbly acknowledges that we operate on the traditional, unceded territory of the Kwakiutl People, alongside many Kwakwaka’wakw Peoples. Foundry Port Hardy’s practice is rooted in ‘maya’xala and seeks to provide culturally sensitive services to the Kwakwaka’wakw families of our region. Gilakas’la. 

Important Centre Information

As of October 3rd, 2023, medical masks are now required to be worn in all Foundry centres for health care workers, visitors, contractors and volunteers in patient care areas in health care facilities, programs and services. A patient care area is any area in a health care facility that is accessible to patients, residents and clients that are accessing care.
This includes:
  • Contracted health care facilities
  • Home and community care locations
  • Hallways
  • Lobbies
For more information, please visit Government of BC
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Who We Are

Hosted by the North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society (NICCCS), Foundry Port Hardy unites multiple partner organizations that will address the health and wellness needs of young people aged 12 to 24 and their families who live in our rural North Island area that encompasses Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Alert Bay, Sointula, Port Alice and all neighboring First Nations Communities.

Access Our Services

Youth peer support is now available to book on the Foundry BC app! To book all other services, please visit the centre or call 250-902-0055.
*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, 3:00 – 5:00, Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 & 2:00 – 5:00, Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00, Thursday 10:00 – 1:00 & 2:00 – 6:00

Download the Foundry BC App 

Access in a browser on your computer or phone (no downloading needed!) 


Having trouble? Check out this cheat sheet! 

If you have already created an account with Foundry BC platform and accessed services with Foundry Virtual BC, the great news is that you are almost there. To provide access to your profile to Foundry Port Hardy, all you need to do is follow the steps laid out in this video.  

How can I understand this platform better?  

  • How do I create an account? Watch this video  
  • How to access services at different Foundry Centres? Watch this video   
  • How to manage your preferences and notifications? Watch this video   
  • If you run into any technical issues with the platform, please submit your issue here. If this platform creates a barrier for you, please respond to this email and we will help you out. 

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

  • Book appointments with your Foundry Port Hardy 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. 

Services We Plan To Offer:

• Health Care
• Sexual Health
• Peer Support
• Mental Health Support and Counselling
• Substance Use Support and Counselling
• Outreach
• Harm Reduction
• Trans Care
• Income Assistance Support
• Employment Assistance
• Navigation Support


Youth and Caregiver Counselling

Youth and Caregiver Counselling

Tuesday 9:30 – 4:00, Wednesday 9:30 – 3:30, Thursday 1:00 – 6:00, Friday 2:00 – 4:00 

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

Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 & 2:00 – 5:00, Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00, Thursday 10:00 – 1:00 & 2:00 – 6:00 

Peer support is peers helping peers. It is based on the belief that those who have experienced challenges can provide support, encouragement, hope and mentorship to others facing similar situations, encouraging them to continue their healing. 

Peer Support Workers Offer 

  • non-judgmental support and understanding 
  • help with navigating the health care system 
  • help finding services and resources 

Youth Clinic

Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 

We provide free, confidential information and education regarding sexual health to young people ages 12 to 24. Services include birth control options, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and information, as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 

Make a difference for youth in North Island and Kwakwaka’wakw Communities by donating to Foundry Port Hardy/North Island today!

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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 & Family Advisory Committee (YFAC), which will: 

  • Help inform and create the decision-making process for the centre 
  • Inform the physical aspects of the centre, services available, etc. 
  • YFAC is an integral part of the team and shape youth services in Port Hardy. 

To learn more and get involved, contact Hannah by email at hannahp@nicccs.org or call 250-902-0055.



Hosted by North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society, Foundry Port Hardy/North Island is bringing together partner organizations that will address the health and wellness needs of young people aged 12 to 24 and their families.

Our Partners

  • Island Health Discovery Youth & Family Substance Services
  • Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Island Health Public Health & Primary Care
  • Island Health Intensive Case Management Team
  • Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre
  • North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society
  • North Island Employment Foundations Society
  • MCFD Child & Youth Mental Health
  • MCFD Youth Agreement Worker
  • School District 85
  • Mount Waddington Health Network
  • Building Blocks (Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw)
  • North Island Community Services Society
  • Divisions of Family Practice Mount Waddington
  • Ministry of Social Innovation & Poverty Reduction
  • Community Futures Mount Waddington
  • District of Port Hardy
  • Town of Port McNeill
  • Village of Alert Bay
  • Regional District of Mount Waddington

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