Meet Ryker


Ryker is a three-year-old boy whose story we shared with you in our most recent direct mail. Ryker’s story is an excellent example of the programs and services our donors help make available for children and youth with disabilities and health challenges living on Vancouver Island and in the surrounding region. Direct mail is one of the many ways the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island engages with community members to increase awareness about the work we do and raise funds for children and youth in need. If you didn’t receive the mailing, look to the photographs below to read his story – and if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Charlene Smith, our Donor Relations and Engagement Officer.

Last year more than 11,000 children and families island-wide, received much-needed care and treatment through programs and facilities funded by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

Unfortunately, there are many more families, especially in rural and remote communities, who are not yet receiving the help they need. This is hard to believe, right here on Canada’s west coast – but it’s true.

We believe that all children deserve to reach their full potential. A donation from you can be the difference between a child in need being helped, or going without.

Learn more about ways you can give here.