Expanded supports for Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program

As part of Budget 2018, and coming into effect as of April 1, 2018, the government increased needs-based funding for AYA by $250 and up to a maximum of $1,250 per month for those eligible.

  • Adding an extra year of eligibility to align with the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program by raising the upper age limit to the 27th birthday.
  • Increasing the needs-based monthly support rate by up to $250, to a new maximum of $1,250.
  • Allowing for year-round financial support instead of the previous eight-month limit, so young people can continue to receive supports while on program breaks, e.g., through the summer months.

Read more: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/youth-and-family-services/teens-in-foster-care/agreements-with-young-adults