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How this volunteer-turned-employee appreciates the value of a simple act

It all starts somewhere. A friend of a friend, a colleague, a family member – someone tells you about an opportunity and you ju...
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Meet Island kid Talia: How this Comox Valley family receives critical support from Jeneece Place and Bear Essentials

Talia is described by her mom, Kelsey, as a happy and kind-hearted girl who loves My Little Pony and the Disney movie Moana. Ta...
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How a shift in the philosophy of care helped transform the lives of children and their families

This story is part of a series that celebrates the legacy of the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, paying tribute t...
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Save-On-Foods stores stock the pantry at Jeneece Place

Families at Jeneece Place have one less anxiety, thanks to the generous support of eight Greater Victoria Save-On-Foods stores....
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  |   Island kids / Stories

How your support helps Island kids like Cohen

Island kid Cohen is a bright light who is always excited to start the day. At 11 years old, he loves engaging with other kids t...
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Volunteers lift spirits with holiday light-up at Jeneece Place

Tracey and Adrian D’Silva are doing it again – brightening the lives of families staying at Jeneece Place over the holidays. Ev...
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Pancakes & Pajamas – a festive fundraiser – returns to the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria

A festive buffet, holiday decorations, kids’ activities, cozy pajamas, and story-time. No, this isn’t a holiday morning at home...
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Children’s Health Foundation announces new board chair and four new board directors

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (CHFVI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cory Herrera as board chair ...
Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Week 2022
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2022 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week benefitting Children’s Health Foundation

Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie Week kicks off September 19. All proceeds from the sale of Smile Cookies at 23 Greater Victori...
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Jeneece Place: A decade of compassionate care for Island families

January 21, 2022, marked 10 years to the day since we opened the doors of Jeneece Place and began welcoming families of childre...
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  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet Elysia and her mom Rocio: How Jeneece Place and Bear Essentials have helped this Qualicum family

We’re all too familiar with the COVID virus, and you’ve heard of the Norwalk virus and the chicken pox virus, but have you hear...
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  |   Island kids / Stories

How Qwalayu House provided a safe place for this Port Hardy expectant mom travelling to deliver her first baby

When Port Hardy resident Angie was expecting her first little one, she was a bundle of different emotions. And when her midwife...