Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Government of British Columbia Ministry of Family and Child Development

gbcciRaising a child or youth with special needs brings joys and challenges. In order to assist and support families and children and youth with special needs from birth up to age 19, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) are working together to offer a range of services.

These services are provided through various organizations, including MCFD and CLBC offices, health authorities, contracted agencies and other ministries.

Children and Youth with Special Needs Branch
Ministry of Children and Family Development
PO BOX 9719 STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA, BC V8W 9S5
Telephone: 250 952-6044
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Local Offices of the Ministry of Children and Family Development
Community Living British Columbia (CLBC): Delivers services and supports (previously known as Community Living Services) for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities, children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children assessed as eligible for the At Home Program (severe disabilities).
You can contact CLBC directly at 604 664-0101 or toll free at
1 877 660-CLBC (2522). You can also email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Resource Details:
Topic Area: Government Services
Type: Ministry
Source/Organization: Government of British Columbia
Geographic Focus: British Columbia
Language: English
Purpose: Information for those enquiring about services for people with disabilities
Date reviewed: January 2013
Website: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/index.htm