Are you a teen or young person who’s aging out of care soon? We can help you get ready for adult life. There’s a lot to learn, but you can do it! And you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help.

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Our programs

Our life skills programs help young people build the foundational life skills they need for adulthood.

The Belonging Network currently offers two types of life skills programs: a facilitated  program called Stepping Stones, and a self-directed program through our youth website Both of our programs are designed to meet the requirements of the Province of BC’s Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program.

Stepping Stones

The Stepping Stones life skills program was designed by the Belonging Network. Stepping Stones is a trauma-informed, experiential program designed to engage all learning styles.

The Stepping Stones program helps youth build foundational life skills, including self-awareness, stress management, interpersonal skills, empathy, creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving.

These skills help youth to develop a support network and to build their confidence to navigate the situations that arise in their life.

The skill-building activities give the participants opportunities to apply their new skills in real life situations like meal planning, interviewing, budgeting, and housing.

Stepping Stones meets the BC government’s requirements for youth who want to qualify for the AYA program.

For a very low fee, community organizations can license and run the program. Please contact us for more information and a curriculum sample.

Self-directed life skills

Youth can use the Belonging Network’s youth website,, to learn life skills at their own pace. is a website for young adults in and from government care in BC. It’s an up-to-date warehouse of information on resources and services available to young adults. It’s also a learning tool to help with the transition from government care to adulthood. has information on money and income, education, health and wellness, housing, personal life, ID needs, and more.

Completing the life skills “Quests” on meets the eligibility requirements for AYA agreements in BC.

If you have any questions about self-directed life skills or, please reach out to