Foundry is coming to Richmond. Foundry Richmond will be an approachable and youth friendly space for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, as well as social services and youth and family peer supports. Offering free and confidential services for young people ages 12 to 24 and their families Foundry Richmond will provide safe, non-judgmental care, information and resources, and work to reach young people when they need it.


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Foundry is coming to Richmond

As the search for a location for Richmond's first Foundry site continues, we're connecting with youth, parents, schools, community centres, and community members to get feedback on what Foundry Richmond will look like. Get involved by connecting with us on social media, attending an engagement session, and staying tuned for updates. For more information, email

South Arm Youth Forum

In April 2019 the South Arm Community Center's youth council invited us to join a youth forum. The theme of the forum was to inform as well as gather youth ideas and concerns regarding FOUNDRY coming to Richmond. We gathered some of the questions we asked and the responses we received below.

Thank you to everyone that came together to make the event possible!

See the questions and responses here


What do you love?

  • the Community Centre Youth Workers!!!

  • the people

  • friendliness

  • small town feel

  • access to city services

  • green spaces

  • the diversity and all that brings with it (including great food)

What makes it unique?

  • good transit

  • community centres beside schools

  • the diversity (including great food)

  • the Richmond Olympic oval

  • Steveston Village

What will make Foundry Richmond unique?

  • make it feel homey

  • collaborate with community centres and schools

  • services that reflect the diversity of the community

  • make it a centre piece for all youth to access

We want youth involved at all levels of the development of Foundry.  How can we get youth involved?

  • have purposeful outcomes

  • listen and be a safe place to be heard

  • Foundry to be used as a sounding board – a loud speaker for issues and improvement

  • go where there are already groups of youth (clubs, assemblies at schools)

Gabby's story

Gabby's story was shared with attendees at the Richmond Hospital Foundation Starlight Gala on October 27, 2018.

Her story was the inspiration for our "Leadership Challenge" benefiting Foundry Richmond, a new centre providing services including primary care, public health, mental health and substance use services, as well as social services all under one roof for the first time in Richmond.

Learn more about Gabby's story

Foundry Richmond will bring health and social services together to make it easier for young people to find the care, connection and support they need, when they need it.


The goal of Foundry Richmond will be to provide safe, non-judgmental care, information and resources, and work to reach young people earlier – before health challenges become problematic.



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