Bear Essentials program - Island kid Emma
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

How Bear Essentials supports the comfort and independence of Island kid Emma

Like many five-year-olds, Emma is a kind and outgoing girl with endless energy. She loves playing in the park with her big sist...
Nick Chowdhury and son, Home away from home Campbell River - Qwalayu House
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Away from home with a preemie: Why Nick Chowdhury supports a home away from home in Campbell River

Seven-year-old Nathan can light up a room. Just ask his dad, Nick, and you’ll hear about Nathan’s big smile, how he’s always da...
Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams supports home away from home Qwalayu House
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Mayor Andy Adams discusses his support for a Campbell River home away from home

Mayor Andy Adams has a unique perspective when it comes to looking at the health care needs in the North Island. As well as bei...
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Save-On-Foods fills Jeneece Place pantries for fifth year in a row

Families staying at Jeneece Place will have ample food to make meals this holiday season and well into 2020, as Save-On-Foods s...
Santa and Mrs Claus of Jeneece Place
  |   Stories / Why I give: Donor spotlight

Meet the Santa and Mrs Claus of Jeneece Place

Every Christmas Eve, when Jeneece Place is quiet for the evening, when the holiday baking in the kitchen has wrapped up, and wh...
Jeneece Place light-up 2019
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Jeneece Place holiday lights brightening spirits

Victoria’s beloved home away from home, Jeneece Place, is boasting some bright holiday cheer as thousands of lights (about 8,00...
GivingTuesday 2019 Island kids first
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Why I donate: Dale Collins explains why she gives monthly

Dale Collins is the owner of Prosperity Planning and is one of our generous monthly donors. She has donated to Children’s Healt...
Vancouver Island family - Gabrielle family
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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...
Queen Alexandra archive story - Marguerite's story
  |   Stories / The Queen Alexandra archives

Marguerite Weber’s story: A Queen Alexandra Solarium reunion 40 years in the making

When she was just nine years old, Marguerite Weber spent a year living at the Queen Alexandra Solarium for Crippled Children (Q...
Vancouver Island family - Lucy and Clara
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Meet Misty, Lucy, and Clara: How Victoria’s home away from home welcomed Campbell River mom with preemie twins

By the time Campbell River mom Misty was pregnant with her twins, she knew what was normal in a pregnancy and what wasn’t. Mist...
Island kid Caide
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Meet Shyla and Caide: How a home away from home helped this Campbell River family

In spring of 2018, Campbell River soon-to-be mom Shyla went into preterm labour at just 24 weeks. After being flown to Vancouve...
Island Family - Miller Family
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Then and now: How your donor dollars helped Campbell River kid Emma access essential health care

When Brian and Ricci Miller drove from their hometown of Campbell River to Victoria for a routine ultrasound, they weren’t expe...