What is this engagement about?
From March 2023 through December 2024, the Province is collecting feedback as part of its overall work to design an effective system of services for children and youth with support needs. This engagement will be inclusive of families, service providers, advocates, experts, those with lived experience, First Nations, and Indigenous Peoples.
Engagement timelines: March 1, 2023 to December 1, 2024
How to participate
All are encouraged to participate. There are numerous engagement initiatives for different audiences and partners – including:
- All families and people with lived experience
- First Nations rights and titleholders
- Urban Indigenous, Métis, Inuit and historically underrepresented groups
- Service providers and sector partners
There are multiple ways for you to provide input. The following are opportunities for individuals, organizations and advocates to contribute their perspective to the development of a provincial children and youth with support needs service delivery model.
All feedback received will be used to inform a new system of services for children and youth with support needs (CYSN services) in BC.
To promote open discussion on important topics related to CYSN services, please review and respond to a plan proposed to the Province by a group of parents and professionals.
Online feedback form
Share your perspective and experiences through a short feedback form that asks: When thinking about what you need from a new system of services for children and youth with support needs, what is most important? Open to all British Columbians until December 1, 2024 at 4pm PST.
All British Columbians, including families, service providers, organizations, professionals, and Indigenous communities are invited to submit their ideas for what a new effective system of CYSN services should look like in BC before December 1, 2024 at 4pm PST.
Please consider using the online feedback form above if you would like a simpler option to share your story.
Symposium speaker series
From November to December 2023, a speaker series was held to allow for participants to be connected to experts and learn more about evolving concepts that impact service delivery.
Community Engagement Report Out Form
If you are a partner conducting engagements related to CYSN Services who would like to share findings with the ministry, please see if the Community Engagement Report Out Form is right for you.
Your feedback will help us understand people’s experiences and inform the future of services for children and youth with support needs and their families in BC. Summary reports compiling public feedback will be posted on this website to share what the Province is learning.