Children & teens


Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC
Information and publications about the issues that are important to Aboriginal people, including family law, child protection (including information on the Extended Family Program), Gladue rights, First Nations Court, Indian Residential Schools Settlement, and harvesting rights (fishing, hunting, and gathering).

Aged Out
BC government website to help current and former youth in care learn useful life skills about education, health and wellness, housing, ID needs, money and income, and personal life.

Website aimed at enhancing access to justice in BC links to legal information and education designed for the public from 24 contributor organizations, as well as selected others.

Families Change (Justice Education Society)
Information about separation and divorce specifically for kids and teens. Includes an interactive game.

Family Justice (Attorney General ministry)
Basic information on family law topics and alternatives to court for family disputes.

Legal Information Resources for Children and Youth (Representative for Children and Youth)
List of links to legal information plus contact details for other services that provide legal information, advice, and representation to children and youth.

Legal Rights for Youth
Justice Education Society website, with different topics on how the law applies to youth, including age-based legal rights, family break-up, work, driving, medical rights, mental health, abuse and sexual assault, crime, and online safety

Question and answer pathways (on separation and divorce, making a will or personal plan, foreclosure, and family violence) that lead to an action plan. Plus an online negotiation platform for couples to work together on their separation plan/agreement. Publications about the law.

Protecting Children (Ministry of Children and Family Development)
A government website that sets out what everyone can do about child abuse. Includes Reporting Child Abuse, Keeping Kids Safe, Your Role as a Relative, and more.

Representative for Child and Youth
Information for children, youth, and families who need help dealing with the child welfare system.

Temporary & Permanent Care Options for Kids and Teens in BC
Describes the Extended Family Program (under Placement with a Person Other Than the Parent), which replaced the Child in the Home of a Relative benefits program offered by the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction. Offers services and financial supports to help improve outcomes for children and youth.