Process begins to select family connections centres

This part of the change BC Government did with Autism funding that used to go to caregivers and family now changed to now is being a hub portal instead.

Victoria Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 4:08 PM

Service providers supporting children and youth with support needs are invited to submit proposals to operate the province’s first-ever family connections centres in early-implementation areas in northwest B.C. and the central Okanagan.

The request for proposals (RFP) for early-implementation areas is posted on the BC Bid website – – and will be open until July 2022. Successful proponents will be awarded contracts in fall 2022.

The Province will offer further opportunities for service providers to submit proposals for family connection centres throughout the rest of the province in 2023. By fall 2024, approximately 40 family connections centres will offer services and supports to children and youth with support needs and their families.

An information session for proponents will be held by BC Bid in the coming weeks.

Learn More:

To submit a proposal,

for Kelowna:

for Prince Rupert:

for Terrace:

for Smithers:

For more information on the new system of support, visit:

Questions about the new service approach can be directed to the children and youth with support needs resource line: 1 833 882-0024

This is on BC Govt Website go to the link here

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