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 our donors, 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 collaborate with communities, partner organizations, and donors to fund programs and provide supports to address the daily and often urgent health care needs families face when caring for a child with complex health challenges.

Our crucial fundraising work began with inpatient support for kids with polio and other physical health challenges in 1927 and has evolved with every emerging health care need in the decades since.

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 reports.

How do we help?

Child and youth mental health

As the number one crisis facing Island kids today, mental health issues—everything from anxiety disorders to ADHD—need our voice and support now more than ever.

Early childhood development

Our focus from the very beginning, we fund programs that provide early intervention services to children with physical disabilities and health challenges.

Rural and remote access

For over 90 years, we’ve fought to bring healthcare services closer to home and reduce barriers to access for children, youth and families living in rural or remote communities.