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

Children's Health Foundation opens Qwalayu House
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Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island opens Q̓ʷalayu House

After years of preparation, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, Veronica Carroll, cut the ribbon to officiall...
Qwalayu House opening soon
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When pigs fly radiothon nets over $62,000 for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s Q̓ ʷalayu House

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island set its When pigs fly radiothon fundraising goal at $50,000, but the Campbell ...
Marco Dixon - Lisa Huus Bursary
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Meet Marco: How this BC student channeled his complex health challenges into his career purpose

For Lisa Huus Bursary recipient Marco Dixon, artistic expression is a way of life. Brought up by a fashion designer and a music...
Island kids health - two boys running
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Meet Lucas: How Bear Essentials is a lifeline for families of Island kids with complex needs

Island kid Lucas is a happy little guy. Like many other five-year-olds, he loves learning at school, playing with his brother, ...
Island family - Acheson
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Meet Island kid Emmett: Why this Salt Spring Island family gives back to Jeneece Place

For fifth-generation Salt Spring Island resident, Becky and her husband Dane, fishing is a way of life. And after their middle ...
Manda Roddick - Island Kids First - Lisa Huus Bursary
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A conversation with Manda Roddick: Using complex health challenges as a catalyst for social change

In speaking with PhD candidate Manda Roddick, her resilience and passion for making an impact become immediately clear. In addi...