Bear Essentials - Island Kids First - Bruhwiler Family
  |   Island kids / Stories

How Bear Essentials and Jeneece Place helped this Tofino family

When Tofino couple Francis and Hanne made the journey to Nanaimo for a routine midwife appointment, the last thing they were ex...
Legacy giving - Selwyn Wong-Island kids first - Children's health foundation of vancouver island
  |   Donor spotlight / Stories

Why Selwyn Wong is leaving a legacy of health for Island kids

Over the past two extraordinary years, as the hectic pace of the world slowed, we’ve had time to reflect on what matters most t...
Jodie Bittner and Island kid outside
  |   Island kids

Meet Jodie: A mom explains why Jeneece Place is vital for Island families

When Island mom Jodie’s water broke only 25 weeks into her second pregnancy, she knew something was very wrong. After rushing t...
Island kid Kiera - outside in front of a sunflower field
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Meet Kiera: How Children’s Health Foundation lightens the load for this Island student with complex health challenges

For most post-secondary students, their main worries involve finishing their coursework, studying for finals, and covering the ...
Island kids health - mother and her sons on a beach on Vancouver Island
  |   Island kids / Stories

How Bear Essentials supports the emotional wellbeing of these Island brothers with complex needs

For any new parent, adjusting to the role of parenthood can be challenging. Between helping care for her three brothers with Do...
Jeneece Place pantry filled from Save-on-Foods
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Save-On-Foods stocks Jeneece Place pantry

Families staying at Jeneece Place have ample food to prepare meals this winter, as Save-On-Foods has once again filled the pant...
Melissa from Cerebral Palsy association of BC
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Meet Melissa: How your support is helping Island kids and youth with cerebral palsy

Victoria resident Melissa Lyon wears many hats. Not only does she work at the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC as a disability ...
Jeneece Place light up 2021
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Jeneece Place lights up to brighten spirits during the holiday season

Victoria’s beloved home away from home, Jeneece Place, is lifting spirits with a holiday light display made possible by volunte...
  |   Island kids / Stories

Island kids like Nathan need your help this holiday season

In the midst of her second healthy pregnancy, Island mom Laura was caught off guard when she went into labour at only 34 weeks....
Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week 2021
  |   News / Stories

Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie Week raises more than $39,000 for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s home away from home, Jeneece Place

Victorians have a sweet tooth and a generous heart. It’s a winning combination for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Is...
Abigail Island kids first - childrens health foundation
  |   Island kids

Give Island kids a home away from home & keep families together this Thanksgiving

Island youth Abigail is all too familiar with doctors’ offices, ambulance rides, and the surgical unit at the hospital. At only...
Veronica Truth and Reconciliation
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A message from the CEO: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

As we approach Canada’s inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation tomorrow, I and my team are developing a plan to su...