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Please direct inquiries to:

Melanie Tromp Hoover (Communications Manager, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island)
250-519-6955  |  Melanie.Tromp@viha.ca   


VICTORIA, BC  |  Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island announced today that it will raise $3 million dollars to build a revolutionary new mental health care hub for youth and their families in downtown Victoria this summer.

NANAIMO, BC  |  Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island announced today that it will invest $3.2 million in community-driven healthcare programs that support children, youth and families from Victoria to Port Hardy this year—the largest ever annual investment of its kind.

VICTORIA, BC   Veronica Carroll MBA CFRE, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, welcomes Jessica Bell to the position of Director of Development. “Jessica brings enthusiasm and heart to her work, and we are glad to have her on our team,” says Carroll.

The Butterfly Ball Victoria and Comox Valley, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s signature fundraising events, raised a record breaking sum of $88,000. The funds will be invested into community programs serving children and youth with disabilities and health challenges and their families, living on Vancouver Island and surrounding region.

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Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island Welcomes New CEO

Victoria BC - The board of directors at Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Veronica Carroll as new CEO of the Foundation effective September 2016.

Courtenay BC - Over the next three years, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island will invest $715,000 into helping Northern Vancouver Island children heal from trauma and neglect. Modeled with guidance from one of North America’s leading experts in trauma and the developing child, Dr. Bruce Perry, The Healing Childhood Trauma Partnership Project is an early intervention program for children, zero to six years of age, with complex emotional and developmental challenges.

On June 18th, just in time for Father’s day weekend, The Butterfly Ball will waltz into the Crown Isle Resort in the Comox Valley. Presented by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, The Butterfly Ball is an enchanting evening of magic and entertainment for dads (and granddads) and school-age daughters. Girls in gowns, dance lessons, and a decadent dessert buffet are a few of the delights that lay in store for attendees.

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is distributing a free copy of the Christmas storybook Island Santa to all grade 1 students in Oceanside, Comox Valley, and Campbell River (school districts 72, 71, and 69). In total, the book will be distributed to 1,457 students in 40 schools.

When:  Monday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  West Shore Child, Youth & Family Centre, 345 Wale Road, Colwood

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September 14, 2015  VICTORIA, BC   Dean Freeman, chair of the board of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, announced the election of three new board members: Dr. Maria Kang, Dr. Norgrove Penny, and Bryan Thomson (biographies below).

The board is now comprised of 14 community leaders from Vancouver Island.

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