Opening Doors to Education
for Children and Youth in Care
Compiled by Foster Parent Support Services Society
This Guide will help caregivers recognize, understand, and address the unique challenges
faced by children and youth in and from care as they move through the education system.
Much of the material here will apply equally to children and youth being cared for
under Kinship Agreements.
The document can be viewed online, obtained from one of our coordinators,
or via Canada Post by contacting the Regional Office at
Updated: August 2023
Updates to existing awards!
View the table of contents to see which information has been updated!
Foster Parent Support Services Society has compiled information on tuition waivers,
scholarships, bursaries and awards available to children in and from government care
in British Columbia into one handy document.
If you know of a youth in care or previously in care, please send them this
link or get them a copy of this tuition guide. They may be eligible for supports
to attend training or post secondary education.
WHAT IS FENTANYL?
Fentanyl is a synthetic narcotic that is 50-100 times more toxic than other opioids, and is typically prescribed to control severe pain.
Over the past three years, there has been a progressive, province-wide increase in the number of illicit drug overdose deaths in
which fentanyl was detected. Heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, and other drugs can be cut with fentanyl, in powder, liquid, or pill form.
WHAT IS NALOXONE?
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids. An easy to use Take Home Naloxone (THN)
Program was developed to help save lives. The Ministry of Children and Family Development Greater Victoria Youth Services;
Naloxone Information Sheet for Youth and Youth Adults states: "It is recommended that parents or caregivers of persons using
recreational drugs or prescribed opioids have access to a Naloxone kit."
(MCFD Greater Victoria Youth Services, Naloxone Information Sheet for Youth and Youth Adults, November 2016).
For additional information check out our Fentanyl and Naloxone Resources page
Providing Vancouver Island Region Foster Parents with Peer Support, Education, Networking and on-going Training Opportunities.