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VICTORIA, BC  |  Tickets for the Kaleidoscope Ball, Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island's annual spring gala for parents and the kids they love, are now available for purchase.

The good folks over at Canadian Tire in Langford had a unique delivery to their store - two hard-to-come-by Hatchimals! Thinking carefully about how to best use these highly sought after gifts - the team decided to give one to a child at Ledger House, an island wide resource that provides acute, in-patient, hospital based psychiatric services for children and youth.

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is grateful for our three-year partnership with the Bayview Place | Island Savings Open for a total of $89,000 donated to benefit island children! Thanks to the Victoria Open Golf Society, Uplands Golf Club, Mackenzie PGA Tour Canada, tournament organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and community members who have made this event a successful fundraiser for Children’s Health Foundation year after year. 

Thank you to all of you who make a point to call, email, or drop by with donations to support the children, youth, and families we serve on Vancouver island. Your support has given a ray of hope to many children who have health challenges and we are grateful for your generosity. We absolutely rely on your help this holiday season! If you have yet to make your holiday gift and would like to do so, click here to make a gift online today.

Looking for a fun and creative way to engage your team and build brand awareness? Your $500 Bear Wear sponsorship does just that and more. As Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island's signature holiday event, Bear Wear raises over $65,000 each year to support children with health challenges and disabilities on Vancouver Island and surrounding islands. Fun, creative, festive, and philanthropic - the perfect recipe for any business who wants to give back and leverage their profile this holiday season. 

Congratulations to Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island's Chief Executive Officer, Veronica Carroll, MBA CFRE for earning her 6th CFRE Certification! First certified in 1998, Veronica has a long career track record of commitment to transparency and best practices in fundraising. "Fundraising is a passion of mine. For me, fundraising is so much more than meeting financial metrics; it's about connecting community members with causes they care about and facilitating gifts that have lasting, life-changing impacts," says Veronica. 

Are you a registered charitable organization that delivers community programs for children and youth on Vancouver Island and surrounding islands? If so, you may be eligible for funding through Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island's Grants for Community Programs. 

To qualify for funding, an organization must meet the following criteria:

Director of Development

Position Summary

The Director of Development of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island reports to the CEO of the Foundation and is a member of the Foundation’s leadership team. The Director is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that attracts philanthropic support for our organization’s mission and strategic directions.

We are extremely pleased to have Veronica Carroll MBA CFRE join the Children's Health Foundation team as Chief Executive Officer. She's off to a great start! 

When asked what Veronica wants Children's Health Foundation supporters to know, she immediately replied:

"My door is always open. Come by and see me and feel free to call or email. I want to hear from and connect with community and I'm excited to build relationships so we can work together to make wonderful things happen for children on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands." 

Check out the latest issue of Nanaimo Family Magazine! We are so pleased to have Noah Thompson, one of our Bear Essential recipients featured on page 6. Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island helped Noah's family with the purchase of a brand new wheel chair. Noah has cerebral Palsy, and his new wheel chair is sure to help him get where he wants to go.

Last Tuesday, more than 130 Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island donors gathered at Government House. It was our chance to extend our warmest thanks to dedicated supporters who invested funds in our programs (such as Jeneece Place), and the close to 30 programs and services we fund. Together we made a difference in the lives of 13,371 children and families this past year!

Here's a recap:

It was a gorgeous day for the 5th Annual Ride for Jeneece. Lots of enthusiastic riders came out and were generous in their giving to Jeneece Place.

The scenic ride started at the Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River and continued along highway 28, through the mountains to Gold River. A celebration and fundraising auction was waiting for the riders at Ridge Roadhouse in Gold River.

Riders from all over came to share stories, enjoy the scenery, and have a great time on the open road, all in support of Jeneece Place!


On Sunday July 17th, golfers came together to tee off for Jeneece Place at Highland Pacific Golf. Highland Pacific overlooks the majestic Olympic Mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Thetis Lake Park. The course’s Pacific Nine and Highland Nine sport beautiful views and rolling fairways. The weather could not be better for a sold out tournament with 72 participants. The players set the tone for the day with their amazing camaraderie, great golfing, and generosity towards Jeneece Place.

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island and the BC Women’s Institute are proud to present the inaugural Polly Scott Bursary to Ottalie Garvin!

Polly Scott Bursary 2016 Recipient,
Ottalie Garvin, excited to recieve her cheque.

We just sent out our summer e-newsletter!  If you don't recieve our emails, you can read our e-newsletter here.

We would love to stay connected with you and share our amazing stories!  You can sign up to recieve our e-newsletters and updates here. 


The 2nd annual Butterfly Ball Comox Valley at Crown Isle Resort was a great success this past weekend! We hope that all of the Daughters and their loved ones that attended had a wonderful evening.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Butterfly Ball. Special thanks to all of our fantastic volunteers and generous sponsors! The Butterfly Ball would not have been such a great success without all of you!

Ryker is a three-year-old boy whose story we shared with you in our most recent direct mail. Ryker's story is an excellent example of the programs and services our donors help make available for children and youth with disabilities and health challenges living on Vancouver Island and in the surrounding region.

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has some amazing job positions available. We are currently looking for two enthusiastic, passionate, experienced, and skilled individuals to fill these roles:

Community Investment Manager - South Island

Annual Giving and Events Manager

Take a look at the career postings below and let us know if we are the right fit for you!

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Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s board and staff would like to congratulate and thank the Victoria Open Golf Society, Uplands Golf Club, Mackenzie PGA Tour Canada, tournament organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and commuity members on the great success of the 2016 Bayview Place Island Savings Open. We were thrilled to be able to share our commitment to youth mental health at this event. 


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