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Jeneece Place magic: The story behind the banana cake

A quick stop by the kitchen on the way to the hospital – something sweet and satisfying to calm the nerves. At our Homes away from home, we’ve seen how…

Jax’s journey: a year of growth

Last year, we introduced you to Jax, a middle-schooler facing challenges associated with cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia, and autism spectrum disorder. Now 13, he lives in Sidney with his devoted…

Leave a lasting impact: Six tips to consider when making a will 

At Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, we see the incredible impact of donors every day. Many families must leave their communities to get health care for their kids —…

Meet our team: How fatherhood brought Amgad closer to our mission

To celebrate Leave a Legacy Month this May, we’re introducing our new Major Gifts and Legacy Giving Officer, Amgad Zaky. Like you, Amgad is deeply passionate about the health of…

From grids to gardens: How one BC Hydro employee inspired his community to give back

In Campbell River, where the hum of power grids meets the tranquility of coastal living, Andrew, a communications protection and control technologist at BC Hydro, discovered the impact of community…

Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie is back! Support Island kids and get delicious treats

The countdown is over, cookie lovers! Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Week kicks off on April 29, and for the 11th year in a row, we’re teaming up to spread smiles…

What it means to put the health of Island kids first

For nearly 100 years, we’ve been supporting the health of Island kids. And in that time, our organization has been known by different names. Our programs have evolved to support…

How Bear Essentials helped this dancer hear her melody

In the heart of Victoria, 11-year-old Abi isn’t just a middle schooler and competitive dancer; she’s a young girl grappling with an unexpected adversary — hearing loss. Her journey began…

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