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Are you a community member of Beecher Bay, Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tseycum, Tsawout, T’Sou-ke or Songhees?

We are looking for homes on and off reserve.

Would you like to be a safe home for our community children that cannot live at home? We are in need of homes for the long term, for short term (respite) or in an emergency.

Are you patient, understanding and do you love children? Do you think it is important that Coast Salish children are involved with their culture and traditions? Would you honour the birth parents even though they cannot live with their child?

If you or someone you know wants to learn more about becoming a foster parent, please join us for one of these seven learning sessions below:

  • Wednesday, August 2 at 7 pm 
  • Wednesday, August 9 at 12 noon 
  • Wednesday September 13 at 9:30 am 
  • Wednesday September 20 at 7 pm 
  • Wednesday October 11 at 12 noon 
  • Wednesday October 25 at 7 pm 
  • Wednesday November 15 at 7pm 

Snacks, refreshments and child care will be provided.

All information sessions will be held at NIL TU’O Child and Family Services Society located at

Unit 6-2475 Mount Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC.

Please call Rebeca Ragsdale or Ethel Underwood at (250)544-1400 so we they can add your name to the learning session.

Would You Like to Become a Foster Parent?

Application to Provide Care

Are you interested in becoming a Foster Parent?  Please complete and return this form to the NIȽ TU,O office to begin the application process. 


Young Women's Group

young-womens-groupNIL TU, O Child and Family Services Society's Young Women's Group -"Strengthening Ourselves Together"

Please join us for a creative, nurturing time to focus on you, wellness, and building healthy relationships!

To Register call: 250-544-1400.

Weekly groups every Thursday at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the NIL TU,O office:

1-2475 Mt. Newton Cross Rd.
Saanichton BC.

Snacks are provided.

With Group Facilitator Norma Hoeppner, MSW, RSW

New VYCN Website

VYCNThere is a new Victoria's Youth in Care Network website www.victoriayouthincare.com where youth can find up to date information on our network, events and meetings. In the past year, VYCN have done several events for youth in or from care between the ages 14-24. Some of our events include a Bowling Night, Wild Play, a Beach Party, Christmas Celebrations and the next one coming up on Oct 24th - The Festival of Fear!

Birth Registration and Certificates

Province of BCIf you require information on birth registration, birth registration services, or birth certificates visit the BC Vital Statistics Agency Online Services. You can now order your certificate on-line using their secure, easy to use, electronic application service.


Registration of Child

government of canada smallPeople who wish to register a child under the Indian Act can find more information, as well as download and complete the Application for Registration here.

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