Friday, June 14, 2024

$4.7 million invested to support kids health on Vancouver Island


The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has announced $4.7 million of funding for kids’ health on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands.

The funds will flow to 50 healthcare partners to fund more than 80 initiatives in children’s health.

This is the Foundation’s largest investment in programs to date!

“These funds allow us to support children to access healthcare closer to home,” said Veronica Carroll, CEO, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. “This is part of our commitment to making the Island a better place for children and families into the future.” 

Island Kids First Fund Supports Three Key Areas:

  • Early childhood development
  • Child and youth mental health
  • Rural and remote access to healthcare

Programs to Benefit:

    • –   Island Health, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health Programs (Greater Victoria)

–   Sooke Family Resource Centre, Prenatal Program (Greater Victoria)

–   School District 84, Children’s Health Hub (North Island Gold River)

–   School District 72, Family Support Program (Campbell River & District)

–   Malahat First Nation, Circle of Courage Boys Program (Cowichan Valley)

–   Alberni Valley Community School Society, Rural and Remote Access to Services Institute (Alberni West Coast)

–   Outreach Therapy, STARS Nuu Chah Nulth Program (Alberni West Coast)

To donate to the fund: click here

Donations to the Island Kids First Fund support the daily and often complex needs that children and families face in our community.

Alistair Ogden
Former staff writer at Victoria Buzz.

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