Child Youth & Family Services

Participant Ages
6 to 18 Years Old
Program Days
Program Hours

Our community based outreach program. We're here to help.

The Child Youth & Family Services (CYFS) Program is a voluntary community-based program for children and youth between the ages of 6-18 years of age who are experiencing behavioural and/or social difficulties and who may be at risk of individual or family breakdown. 

Program Description

The CYFS Program is a community-based outreach program.  During service, the worker will often engage children and youth in community-based activities to help work towards individual goals and outcomes.  As part of the program, participants may also be socialized with other peers and engage in group activities.

Common activities in the CYFS Program include:

  1. Artistic activities such as painting, pottery, music, yoga, drawing, and crafts.
  2. Athletic activities including skating, swimming, bowling and sports including squash, football, hockey, baseball, basketball, and soccer.
  3. Outdoor pursuits including hiking, fishing, geocaching and Frisbee golf.
  4. Personal pursuits including homework, special interests, volunteer placements, resumes and job searches.


This is a closed referral program. All children and youth who are referred to the CYFS Program must have an active Ministry of Children and Development (MCFD) file. Referrals must be submitted by their social worker or clinician.

Program Support


BGC Central Vancouver Island’s Child Youth and Family Services program is generously funded by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.

Program Locations

Address: 1985 Boxwood Road, Nanaimo, BC | V9S 5X9

Phone: 250-754-3215