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

Manda Roddick - Island Kids First - Lisa Huus Bursary
  |   Stories / The Queen Alexandra archives

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...
British Columbia family accessing health care
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

How Jeneece Place was a lighthouse in a storm for this Okanagan family

When Summerland residents Mark and Erin were expecting their first child in 2012, they never would have predicted that their so...
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  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Meet Ephraim: How Jeneece Place helped this Island family welcome their micro-preemie son

Before becoming a father, Island parent Scott described himself as being ruled by logic over emotion. Now that he is a parent, ...
Island family - Sim Family
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Why these Tim Hortons store owners support the health of Island kids

For Victoria residents, Kelly and Shaun, giving back to their local community at their four Tim Hortons store locations is a pe...
Jeneece Place light-up 2020
  |   Donor spotlight / News / Stories

Jeneece Place lights up to brighten spirits during the holiday season

Victoria’s beloved home away from home, Jeneece Place, is lifting spirits with an 8,000-bulb holiday light display. This marks ...
Meet harper - Jeneece Place Victoria's home away from home
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Meet Harper: How Jeneece Place provided hope to this Island family

When Island mom Miranda was 27 weeks pregnant with her second child, she knew in her gut that something was not right. Her susp...