Meet Foundry Victoria peer support worker Maude

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Meet Holly and Emily: How Bear Essentials helps one Nanaimo family in their day-to-day life

Ask Holly to describe Emily, her teenage daughter, and Holly is quick to reply. Emily likes dancing and loves singing, especially anything by One Direction. She likes performing and being...

Meet Aubrey: How Sundrops Centre’s early intervention helped this Island kid from Duncan

Candice first noticed that her daughter, Aubrey, might have some unique challenges when she was about two years old. Aubrey’s younger brother, Tucker, was surpassing her developmental milestones. Mostly, Candice...

‘I love Lucy’: A Victoria family’s journey through cleft lip and palate diagnosis and treatment

Danielle Green learned her family’s life was going to change during her ultrasound at 18 weeks pregnant. Physicians detected her baby Lucy would be born with a cleft lip. “We...

Home away from home Jeneece Place provides sanctuary for Pender Island family

In August of 2017, Leah and Austin Davies were living a happy life on Pender Island with their seven, and soon to be eight, children. One evening, when Leah was...

Cecily’s story of resilience and the importance of a place like Foundry

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Supporting a Campbell River family far from home

A 60-minute ultrasound appointment is still the single-worst hour of Brian’s life. Brian and his wife, Ricci, looked at each other in shock as the doctor had told them he...

Funding possibilities: An interview with Luka Garvin

Starting post-secondary education is no doubt a challenging time for many young people. There are the pressures of cramming in coursework, studying for exams, and covering the growing expenses for...

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has been investing in the health and wellness of Island kids like Cohen, Gracie, and Alexa for more than 90 years. We asked them...

Meet Noah! Check out Nanaimo Family Magazine’s article about one of our very special Bear Essentials recipients

Check out the latest issue of Nanaimo Family Magazine! We are so pleased to have Noah Thompson, one of our Bear Essential recipients featured on page 6. Children’s Health Foundation...