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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 dif...
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  |   Island kids / Stories

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 wit...
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A culture of compassion

In a retirement community nestled in the West Shore, a remarkable woman named Beth resides, embodying a life rich in gratitude ...
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We’re seeking new board members

The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is recruiting new members to its Board of Directors. As a Board member, yo...
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Tim Hortons® annual Smile Cookie campaign 2023 raises $78,285.53 to support Jeneece Place

Local Tim Hortons restaurant owners have presented a cheque for $78,285.53 to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island....
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Island family creates legacy to care for kids just like theirs

The Enns family of Victoria know first-hand the support provided by Children’s Health Foundation. Spencer and Ruby, the two you...
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Then and now: How Bear Essentials is improving Jackson’s life

Jackson, called “Jax” by his family and friends, has an infectious laugh and an amazing “go with the flow” attitude.  A happy t...
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Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie campaign kicks off May 1

Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie campaign kicks off May 1. All proceeds from the sale of Smile Cookies at 23 Greater Victoria ...
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How giving forward changes lives: Margaret’s gift to future generations

Margaret Smith lived on a quiet street in Cordova Bay, in a house with views of the lush, green Cordova Bay Golf Course on one ...
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How this volunteer-turned-employee appreciates the value of a simple act

It all starts somewhere. A friend of a friend, a colleague, a family member – someone tells you about an opportunity and you ju...
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Meet Island kid Talia: How this Comox Valley family receives critical support from Jeneece Place and Bear Essentials

Talia is described by her mom, Kelsey, as a happy and kind-hearted girl who loves My Little Pony and the Disney movie Moana. Ta...
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How a shift in the philosophy of care helped transform the lives of children and their families

This story is part of a series that celebrates the legacy of the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, paying tribute t...