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 90 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

Legacy giving - Selwyn Wong-Island kids first - Children's health foundation of vancouver island
  |   Donor spotlight / Stories

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

There comes a point in our lives when we think about the type of world that we want to leave behind for future generations. Per...
Kelsey Highsted photo
  |   Island kids and families / Stories / The Queen Alexandra archives

Meet Kelsey: Looking back on a childhood at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health

For born and raised Islander Kelsey, her innate passion for giving back is rooted in her early childhood experiences. As a prof...
Children's Health Foundation Denman Island family- Jeneece Place
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

How Jeneece Place brings joy to Island kid June while undergoing medical treatment

Everything was going smoothly for expectant parents Browynne and Yogev as they prepared for the birth of their first little one...
KANS FOR KIDS - Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
  |   COVID-19 / Donor spotlight / Stories

How this Campbell River couple is helping to build Q̓ʷalayu House one can at a time

For retired Campbell River couple Al and Gay Ruff, giving back has always been an essential part of who they are. After their s...
Bear Essentials - Fast family
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Meet Malakai: How Bear Essentials has given this Sooke family peace of mind

On a typical day, you might find Island kid Malakai swimming, listening to music, or laughing with his parents. Described by hi...
Bear Essentials - Island Kids First - Bruhwiler Family
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Meet Liv and Asta Mai: How Jeneece Place became a home away from home for this Tofino family

When Tofino couple Francis and Hanne made the journey to Nanaimo for a routine midwife appointment, the last thing they were ex...