Make a difference for our kids

Our generous donors give in a variety of ways, from one-time donations to giving in their wills.

Whether you have $5, $50 or $500 to give, your donation will make a huge difference in the lives and futures of our Island kids and youth.

Make a difference today through our Kids First Fund

You can make a difference in the life of a kid today. Your one-time or monthly donation will help them access the support they need when they need it.

Other ways to give

Monthly giving

Monthly giving is your opportunity to give regular smaller amounts that make a significant impact in the lives of our Island kids and families.

Corporate giving

Corporations who engage in corporate social responsibility enjoy benefits that help attract and retain employees, consumers, and deliver a positive image in the community.

Leave a legacy

Ensure Island kids have access to the care they need for decades to come. Contact us to learn more about donating to Children’s Health Foundation in your will.

Give securities

Rather than selling your securities, 50% of which is subject to tax, you can completely eliminate capital gains tax by donating your securities.

Give in tribute

Honour a loved one by donating in their name, whether you’re celebrating a wedding or the life of a relative, friend or colleague who has passed.

Kids Care

Get your kids in on the fundraising fun, too! The Kids Care program helps show kids what a difference they can make in their community.

Frequently asked questions

What is the legal name of the Foundation?

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Although we legally changed our name from Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, you do not need to change your will. Our Charitable Registration Number (89863 8291 RR0001) remains the same, and Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is the legal successor to the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children.

What is the Foundation’s charitable registration number?

89863 8291 RR0001

How do I leave a gift in securities?
  1. Notify your financial advisor that you wish to transfer securities. With the help of your advisor, complete and sign this Letter of Authorization (provides your advisor with the authority to transfer the securities to our brokerage account).
  2. Follow the instructions on the form to advise our broker and our office of your transfer.
  3. When we receive the transferred securities (which can take a few days—or weeks, in the case of mutual funds), we will issue you a tax receipt for the closing price of the securities on the date they were received into our account.

We ask that you let us know when you’ve initiated a transfer as there can be a delay between your request to your broker and the donation arriving in our account. If we know of your intention, we can help facilitate the process.

Thank you to our donors

Without the support of our donors, our work wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to the people who give—you make a difference in our kids’ lives.