Bear Essentials family - Payton
  |   Island kids / Stories

How Bear Essentials supports the mobility and independence of Island kid Payton

Island mom Shannon has big hopes and dreams for her eldest daughter, Payton. The outgoing and energetic four-year-old loves swi...
Vancouver Island family - Bear Essentials
  |   Island kids

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, ...
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...
Island kids health - two boys running
  |   Island kids / Stories

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
  |   Island kids / Stories

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 ...
British Columbia family accessing health care
  |   Island kids / Stories

How Jeneece Place was a lighthouse in a storm for this Okanagan family

When Summerland residents Mark and Erin were expecting their first child in 2012, they never would have predicted that their so...
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  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet Ephraim: How Jeneece Place helped this Island family welcome their micro-preemie son

Before becoming a father, Island parent Scott described himself as being ruled by logic over emotion. Now that he is a parent, ...
Jeneece place 9th anniversary
  |   Island kids / Stories

Celebrating Jeneece Place: Nine years of providing a home away from home for Island families

Since its opening in 2012, Jeneece Place has provided a home away from home for thousands of Island families to stay while rece...
Island family - Sim Family
  |   Island kids / Stories

Why these Tim Hortons store owners support the health of Island kids

For Victoria residents, Kelly and Shaun, giving back to their local community at their four Tim Hortons store locations is a pe...
Meet harper - Jeneece Place Victoria's home away from home
  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet Harper: How Jeneece Place provided hope to this Island family

When Island mom Miranda was 27 weeks pregnant with her second child, she knew in her gut that something was not right. Her susp...
Vancouver Island family - Gabrielle family
  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet the Gabrielles: How Jeneece Place kept this Port McNeill family together

Jaime’s morning began like any other. It was a regular weekday and she dropped her two boys, nine-year-old Kallen and four-year...
Kelsey Highsted photo
  |   Island kids / Stories / The archives

Meet Kelsey: Looking back on a childhood at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health

For born and raised Islander Kelsey, her innate passion for giving back is rooted in her early childhood experiences. As a prof...