The Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee meets on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen-speaking and WSÁNEĆ nations. We acknowledge and thank the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt and Beecher Bay First Nations communities for allowing us to live on their lands.
The VFCYJC further acknowledges that the capital region spans the Traditional Territories of Coast and Straits Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples and that, by virtue of being represented by all 13 municipalities, our committee is responsible to help build respectful and enduring relationships with our First Nations neighbours.
"A mental-health crisis team in Victoria that launched in January has fielded more than 500 calls with just a few requiring police assistance ... Victoria Coun. Krista Loughton said the program helps police keep their focus on crime, rather than mental health, while supporting people in a way that is more relatable to someone in crisis. 'We’re changing the system with a response like this,' she said." The Victoria PACT team is available at 250-818-2454 Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less
"The purpose of this 2023 CYSN Check-in is to do a "temperature check" and hear from families about their recent experiences accessing services and supports for children and youth with disabilities through the Ministry of Children and Family Development's (MCFD) Children and Youth with Support Needs (CYSN) Programs and other government funded services." ... See MoreSee Less
You are not alone. 9-8-8 is Canada’s new helpline for anyone who is thinking about suicide or who is worried about someone they know. Reach out for help, whenever you need it. “This will save lives,” says Michel Rodrigue, president and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). “The 988 Suicide Crisis Helpline is a vital support and more than just a number — a simple call in a time of crisis can be a turning point. This helpline breaks the silence and offers support to individuals.” To learn more, please visit 988.ca/... See MoreSee Less
Please share onward as per Island Health's requestPLEASE SHARE: Drug Poisoning/Overdose Advisories have been issued for Greater Victoria, including the Westshore community.- For harm reduction services and information, including naloxone programs, visit Toward the Heart at ow.ly/Nlzv50PLkLO- To tell us about a toxic drug event/poisoning text OD to 253787.- If you’re using alone, try the Lifeguard App at ow.ly/183a50PLkLN or the Brave App at ow.ly/rbxN50PLkLG, or call the National Overdose Response Service at 1-888-688-6677- Check out Island Health’s Overdose Prevention Services page at ow.ly/FgyS50PLkLF to find information on overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites, drug-checking services and more- For Indigenous-specific information, visit the First Nations Health Authority’s Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction pages at ow.ly/ktA450PLkNW- Find information on testing and reports:substance.uvic.ca- Visit www.naloxonetraining.com for a refresher ... See MoreSee Less
The #GoC with @camhnews are proud to announce the launch of 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline across the country. This easy-to-remember number will connect anyone in Canada to free 24/7 #SuicidePrevention support by phone and text. https://ow.ly/CP4350QcSwe #988Canada
Last day! RCY’s CYSN check-in survey is open until MIDNIGHT. Families of children and youth with support needs, let us know about your experiences accessing support services, what’s missing and how you envision an ideal system of services would look like.