The Complaint Process for Youth Brochure lays out the steps youth can take to have their voices heard and their rights protected if they are in care, feel as though they should be receiving services, or are receiving services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency.
The Access to Justice: Aboriginal Resources List 2013 provides contact information of organizations that offer supports and at times brief summaries of various avenues Aboriginal Peoples can take in accessing justice as of 2013.
To report suspected child maltreatment: Call the Helpline for Children toll-free at 310-1234 (no area code is required within BC).
Find out more information on your role in knowing when and what to report
Find local child welfare services in British Columbia
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), 24/7, services available in 140 languages.
Anywhere in BC: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service for Youth: YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults: CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)
The Ombudsman is the office to contact if you feel government, other public bodies and trustees have not acted fairly or openly. To fill out a complaint form, go to https://www.bcombudsperson.ca/complaints/make-online-complaint.
Phone (Victoria area): (250) 387-5855
Fax: (250) 387-0198
Contact form: https://www.bcombudsperson.ca/contact