Bear Essentials - Fast family
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Meet Malakai: How Bear Essentials has given this Sooke family peace of mind

On a typical day, you might find Island kid Malakai swimming, listening to music, or laughing with his parents. Described by hi...
Bear Essentials - Island Kids First - Bruhwiler Family
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Meet Liv and Asta Mai: How Jeneece Place became a home away from home for 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...
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...
Janice Mason and Veronica Carroll
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A conversation with Janice Mason and the legacy of her brother David

Ask Victoria resident Janice Mason about her brother David and she’s quick to describe him as a central part of their tight-kni...
Bear Essentials program - Island kid Emma
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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
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

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
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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
  |   Island kids and families / 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...