Submitted by Jamie Ignatio
Foundry is a network of community-based centres and online tools and resources that enable young British Columbians to access mental health and substance use supports, primary care, peer supports and social services from a single place. Foundry is creating an experience of care that embraces, empowers and supports youth. It’s a place where young people and their families are welcomed without judgment.
We’re currently inviting Expressions of Interest from communities interested in establishing a Foundry centre. Non-profit and health and social system agencies serving youth are eligible to submit an EOI through foundrybc.ca/expansion2019 by November 26, 2019.
As part of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions’ (MMHA’s) “A Pathway to Hope: B.C.’s mental health roadmap,” Foundry is looking to partner with organizations across BC to open and operate a minimum of six new Foundry centres.
Currently, eight Foundry centres are open in Vancouver, Campbell River, Kelowna, Vancouver North Shore (North and West Vancouver), Prince George, Victoria, Penticton and Abbotsford, with three more in development in Terrace, Richmond, and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows. Interested organizations can learn more about submitting an EOI at foundrybc.ca/expansion2019.
Hosted by Providence Health Care, Foundry is supported by the Government of British Columbia, the Graham Boeckh Foundation, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and donors to St. Paul’s Foundation. foundrybc.ca is powered by BC Children’s Hospital.