BC-IYSI is now Foundry! Visit them at foundrybc.ca
December 2016 – FOUNDRY is forging a new, province-wide culture of care through the development of a network of centres and e-health services — co-created with our health and social service partners, young people and families in communities across BC. Foundry brings health and social services together in a single place to make it easier for young people to find the care, connection and support they need.
Read the FOUNDRY Brand Story
The Graham Boeckh Foundation is supporting the British Columbia Integrated Youth Services Initiative (BC-IYSI) to improve access to mental health, substance use and primary care for youth and young adults across British Columbia. The BC-IYSI will support communities to establish youth-friendly, integrated, health and social service storefronts, and work alongside provincial online and phone line resources to strengthen a network of care for young British Columbians and their families.
An expression of interest process began on December 15, 2015. In June 2016, it was announced that 13 proposals were reviewed and of these, the five sites selected are located in the communities of Kelowna, Campbell River, Prince George, North Shore Vancouver and Abbotsford.
The initiative is working closely with ACCESS-Open Minds on research and evaluation.
Read BC-IYSI background document:
Vist their website:: www.bciysi.ca