Investing in the health of Island kids

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has invested in the health of Island kids for more than 95 years. Our vision is to ensure all Island families have access to the health care they need. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we are able to bring supports closer to home and help transform the lives of children and youth living with physical and mental health challenges.

We know kids may only be 21% of our Island’s population, but they are 100% of our future. Help us invest in this future and join us as champions for the health of every Island family.

To learn more, read our community reports.

How do we help?

Early childhood development

Enabling access to resources, supports, and therapies to ensure children thrive and reach their developmental milestones from prenatal to age six.

Youth mental health

Supporting services and experts that reach youth any time throughout their mental health journey.

Children and youth living with complex needs

Helping families access multiple services, therapies, and specialists to address the complex needs of their children from birth into young adulthood.

Read our stories

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Why Selwyn Wong is leaving a legacy of health for Island kids

Over the past two extraordinary years, as the hectic pace of the world slowed, we’ve had time to reflect on what matters most t...
Island kid Kiera - outside in front of a sunflower field
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Meet Kiera: How Children’s Health Foundation lightens the load for this Island student with complex health challenges

For most post-secondary students, their main worries involve finishing their coursework, studying for finals, and covering the ...
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How Bear Essentials supports the emotional wellbeing of these Island brothers with complex needs

For any new parent, adjusting to the role of parenthood can be challenging. Between helping care for her three brothers with Do...
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Island kids like Nathan need your help this holiday season

In the midst of her second healthy pregnancy, Island mom Laura was caught off guard when she went into labour at only 34 weeks....
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How your support helps Island kids like Cohen

Island kid Cohen is a bright light that is always excited to start the day. At 10 years old, he loves engaging with other kids ...
Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week 2021
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Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie Week raises more than $39,000 for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s home away from home, Jeneece Place

Victorians have a sweet tooth and a generous heart. It’s a winning combination for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Is...