Christina Peacock - House Manager at Jeneece Place
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Ask the expert: Caring for families at Jeneece Place and Q̓ʷalayu House

On July 15, 2021, CEO Veronica Carroll was joined by Christina Peacock of Jeneece Place for episode 4 of “From the heart: Small...
Children's Health Foundation opens Qwalayu House
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Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island opens Q̓ʷalayu House

After years of preparation, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, Veronica Carroll, cut the ribbon to officiall...
Qwalayu House opening soon
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When pigs fly radiothon nets over $62,000 for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s Q̓ ʷalayu House

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island set its When pigs fly radiothon fundraising goal at $50,000, but the Campbell ...
Vancouver Island family - Bear Essentials
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How Bear Essentials has helped this Island family overcome isolation

To say the Stuckenbergs are a busy family would be an understatement. Between their newborn son, Louis, two-year-old daughter, ...
Kathi Camerilleri - Cultural safety
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Ask the expert: Cultural safety with Kathi Hemphill Camilleri

On June 7, 2021, CEO Veronica Carroll was joined by Kathi Hemphill Camilleri, Cultural Safety Consultant, for episode 3 of “Fro...
Thompson Family Children's Health Foundation
  |   Island kids

Meet the Thompsons: The importance of a home away from home in Campbell River

Already parents of two boys, Courtenay-based couple John and Melissa felt well prepared as their daughter’s due date approached...
Outreach Therapy - Susan Fox - Island Kids First
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Ask the expert: How Bear Essentials is a lifeline for families of children with complex needs

On May 20, 2021, CEO Veronica Carroll was joined by Susan Fox of Outreach Therapy for episode 2 of “From the heart: Small talk ...
Marco Dixon - Lisa Huus Bursary
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Meet Marco: How this BC student channeled his complex health challenges into his career purpose

For Lisa Huus Bursary recipient Marco Dixon, artistic expression is a way of life. Brought up by a fashion designer and a music...
Island kids health - two boys running
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Meet Lucas: How Bear Essentials is a lifeline for families of Island kids with complex needs

Island kid Lucas is a happy little guy. Like many other five-year-olds, he loves learning at school, playing with his brother, ...
Island family - Acheson
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Meet Island kid Emmett: Why this Salt Spring Island family gives back to Jeneece Place

For fifth-generation Salt Spring Island resident, Becky and her husband Dane, fishing is a way of life. And after their middle ...
Foundry BC Community Partner Steve Mathias
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Ask the expert: How Foundry can help our young people

On April 15, CEO Veronica Carroll was joined by Dr. Steve Mathias for episode 1 of From the Heart: Small talk about big subject...
Manda Roddick - Island Kids First - Lisa Huus Bursary
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A conversation with Manda Roddick: Using complex health challenges as a catalyst for social change

In speaking with PhD candidate Manda Roddick, her resilience and passion for making an impact become immediately clear. In addi...