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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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...
Vancouver Island mom and baby on a beach
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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...
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How your support helps Island kids like Nathan

Nathan is a funny and friendly ten-year-old who loves building Lego and playing with his cousins. He also lives with a rare neu...
Bear Essentials - Island Kids First - Bruhwiler Family
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...