Grants to Organizations

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island invests in programs that support children with health issues or disabilities across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
We support programs and services in the following three investment areas:

  1. Great Beginnings — we believe babies and pre-schoolers should have the best possible start to life. This means supporting perinatal, early intervention and therapeutic programs across the Island.
  2. Tools to Succeed - we want children to have the tools they need to improve their health and quality of life. This means mental health and therapeutic supports, educational programs, specialized equipment and programs that facilitate inclusion for a child with a physical or developmental disability.
  3. Caring for Families – when  a child has a serious health or disability challenge, the whole family experiences stress, and we want to support the family so both child and family receive optimal care. This means supporting parenting programs, respite care and assistance accessing services.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors in 2014/2015, we invested 2.2 million in programs that removed barriers and created opportunities for children and youth facing health or disability challenges for 38,500 kids.

Total Funding Disbursement 2014/2015

Grant Disbursements 2014/2015 by Program
Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia Greater Victoria
CanAssist — University of Victoria Greater Victoria
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Greater Victoria
Island Sexual Health Society Greater Victoria
HerWay Home Greater Victoria
NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support Greater Victoria
O.R.C.C.A. (Oral Care for Children & Adolescents) Dental Clinic Society Greater Victoria
Saanich Neighbourhood Place Greater Victoria
Sooke Family Resource Society Greater Victoria
Tsawout First Nations Greater Victoria
Umbrella Society for Addictions & Mental Health Greater Victoria
Victoria Conservatory of Music Greater Victoria
Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society Greater Victoria
Crisis Resolution Project Development — Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health Greater Victoria
Early Intervention/Therapeutic Riding — Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health Greater Victoria
Early Intervention Program: Therapeutic Intervention Groups — Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health Greater Victoria
ICan Bike — Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health Greater Victoria
Pediatric Orthotics, Prosthetics & Seating — Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health Greater Victoria
Pediatric Spasticity Management Clinic — Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health Greater Victoria
Summer Camp — Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health Greater Victoria
Clements Centre Society Cowichan & Central Island
Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association Cowichan & Central Island
Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association Cowichan & Central Island
Child, Youth & Families Public Health Services — Baby Boxes — Island Health Cowichan & Central Island
Ladysmith Family & Friends Society Cowichan & Central Island
Nanaimo Child Development Centre Society Cowichan & Central Island
Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society Cowichan & Central Island
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society Cowichan & Central Island
The HOPE Centre Gabriola Island
Campbell River Child Care Society Up Island
Comox Valley Child Development Association Up Island
Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society Up Island
Courtenay Recreational Association Up Island
Cumberland Community Schools Society Up Island
Sunrise Resources for Early Child Development Up Island
The John Howard Society of North Island Up Island
Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry Up Island
Bear Essentials Program Island-wide
Equipment Grants Island-wide
Jeneece Place Island-wide

Total Grant Disbursement 2013/2014: $705,484

Grant Disbursements 2013/2014 by Agency
Cowichan Green Community Society — Youth Urban Farm Project Duncan
Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association — Therapeutic riding for children with special needs Duncan
Ucluelet Parks and Recreation After School Club Ucluelet
Ladysmith Family & Friends Society Ladysmith — Early intervention and prevention program Ladysmith
LUSH Valley Food Action Society, Comox Valley — Cooking classes for children and youth with mental health challenges Courtenay
The John Howard Society of North Island — Delaware Youth Internet Cafe Campbell River
Young Parents Support Network — Perinatal support services to young parents aged 13-29 Victoria
Bipolar Disorder Society — Stigma Stomp Class Program Victoria
Canadian Mental Health — Cowichan Suicide prevention, First Nations support Duncan
Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Association — Research Comox Valley
Nanaimo Child Development Centre Summer Camp Nanaimo
Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Center — Music for children with epilepsy Victoria
Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership (VOCYL) — Middle School project around bullying and loneliness Victoria
NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support — Youthspace.ca and suicide prevention and education Victoria
The Cridge Centre for the Family — Respite for families raising a child with a mental health diagnosis Victoria
Courtenay Recreation Association — Little Cruisers program for children aged 7-14 months Courtenay
Cumberland Community Schools Society — Mamacentric and group prenatal education Cumberland
Edward Milne Community School Society — Summer Camp Sooke
Nala’atsi Program (SD71) — Indigenous garden Courtenay
St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation — Maternal Child Unit Comox
Success by Six Nanaimo — Group perinatal care Nanaimo
VIHA -  Victoria General Hospital — Pediatric Diabetes Clinic Victoria
VIHA – Rehabilitation Services — Bereavement counselling service Victoria
VIHA – Victoria General Hospital — Pediatric Oncology Clinic Victoria
VIHA – Rehabilitation Services — Post pardum support program Victoria
VIHA – Queen Alexandra Orthotics Prosthetics & Seating — Orthotics Prosthetics & Seating Clinic for children Victoria
VIHA – Queen Alexandra Pediatric Spasticity Management Clinic — Spasticity Management Clinic Victoria
VIHA - Queen Alexandra Summer Camp — Summer camp for children with special needs Victoria
VIHA – School Age Therapy Program — Lose the Training Wheels program for children with special needs Victoria

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