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.
Kids Help Phone is deeply committed to sharing continued supports for First Nations youth who are leaving care and young adults who have already left care. Our free, online portal provides mental health resources and dedicated Indigenous programming to First Nations youth and young adults. Learn more by visiting: KidsHelpPhone.ca/SupportsForLeavingCare ... See MoreSee Less
PLEASE SHARE: A Drug Poisoning/Overdose Advisory has been issued for Greater Victoria.There are options for safer use:- 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... See MoreSee Less
Multiple events across the region on Saturday marking the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day. Largest of them will be the South Island Powwow 2023, beginning at Noon at Victoria's Royal Athletic Park. It recognizes "Survivors and their families in the spirit of reconciliation. Through song and dance, we will celebrate traditional Indigenous cultures and resiliency." 🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
www.victoriafamilycourt.ca(Re)visit our routinely updated website for VFCYJC news briefs and ongoing grant opportunities on the home page, an archive of our annual reports, links to family justice legislation, a directory of related service-providers and resources + more. 🌱 ... See MoreSee Less
Just announced: Stable annual funding to 68 sexual assault programs across B.C. "$10 million annually across BC to support the delivery of sexual assault programs that are victim-centred, trauma-informed, and co-ordinated, depending on client needs."