BC Child and Youth in Care Awards

The BC Child and Youth in Care Awards recognize the amazing achievements of children and youth in and from care from across the province.

Who can be nominated?

Nominations for the awards are being accepted in three age groups: 6 - 12, 13 - 18 and 19 - 24.

There will be one recipient in each category for each age group. Please select one category per nomination unless you are nominating a Super Star! 

Who can nominate a young person

Award candidates may be nominated by MCFD staff, Delegated Aboriginal Agency staff, community partners and groups, foster parents, peers and individuals. The nominator will be advised of those who have been selected by May 1, 2016.


Demonstration of achievement in Educational or Athletics pursuits.

a child, youth or young adult who has excelled in their educational goals or in the pursuit of athletic activities.

Demonstration of courage and leadership.

a child, youth or young adult who shows a willingness to try new things, take healthy risks and/ or demonstrates leadership in home, school or community life.

Demonstration of cultural connectedness.

a child, youth or young adult who is connected to their cultural community through language learning, dance, artistic pursuits, volunteering or ceremonies.

Demonstration of achievement in artistic pursuits.

a child, youth or young adult who is connected to the arts community through participation in creating art, performance, writing, dance, drama or spoken word.

Peer champion award.

a child, youth or young adult who actively provides peer leadership, role models healthy behaviors, and or is seen as a powerful self advocate or advocate for the rights of children, youth or young adults. * Must be accompanied by both an adult nomination AND a peer nomination.

Super Star Award.

one award provided in each age group for a child, youth or young adult who excels in 2 or more of the five categories.

DEADLINE: Nominations must be received by April 15th, 2016 at 4:00pm


If you require additional information about the awards please connect with:
Contact: Sheri Brown
Email: sheri@bcfosterparents.ca