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

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...
Manda Roddick - Island Kids First - Lisa Huus Bursary
  |   Stories

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...
Janice Mason and Veronica Carroll
  |   Donor spotlight / Stories

A conversation with Janice Mason and the legacy of her brother David

Ask Victoria resident Janice Mason about her brother David and she’s quick to describe him as a central part of their tight-kni...
Bear Essentials program - Island kid Emma
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

How Bear Essentials supports the comfort and independence of Island kid Emma

Like many five-year-olds, Emma is a kind and outgoing girl with endless energy. She loves playing in the park with her big sist...
Nick Chowdhury and son, Home away from home Campbell River - Qwalayu House
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

Away from home with a preemie: Why Nick Chowdhury supports a home away from home in Campbell River

Seven-year-old Nathan can light up a room. Just ask his dad, Nick, and you’ll hear about Nathan’s big smile, how he’s always da...
Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams supports home away from home Qwalayu House
  |   Stories

Mayor Andy Adams discusses his support for a Campbell River home away from home

Mayor Andy Adams has a unique perspective when it comes to looking at the health care needs in the North Island. As well as bei...