Where Your Money Goes

The below list of charities outlines where your money has gone.

While Canuck Place Children’s Hospice has been the primary beneficiary, we support many other children’s charities in the community. Our goal is to alleviate hardship for children throughout the Greater Vancouver area and we put our funding to work in this effort.


2019 Fund Recipients

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is a place of comfort and compassion where children can experience the simple joy of being a child, and families can cherish each moment together.

Canuck Place is a caring, innovative children’s hospice and community-based service that fully embraces the life of each child and family. They provide leadership in improving pediatric palliative care regionally, nationally and internationally through collaboration, education and research.

Rubina Hope for Kids

Rubina Wong was vacationing in Thailand when the tragic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hit.

To honour Rubina, her life and her values, a group of Rubina’s family and friends created Rubina Hope for Kids to help build a daycare in Thailand in one of the areas affected by the tsunami. This building of this daycare was accomplished in 2006 and Rubina Hope for Kids continues to hold annual fundraising events to raise money to aid needy children in our local community.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival (VICF)

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary event presenting theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling. The VICF’s mission is to inspire and motivate young minds with professional artistic experiences that transform a child’s understanding of the world around them and what is creatively possible.

YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF)

The YVR Art Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of BC and Yukon First Nations visual art and artists, supporting the vitality and sustainability of First Nations art for artists, their communities, and the people of BC and the Yukon. YVR for Kids donations assist the Foundation with their Aspiring Artist Awards Program.

Lifesaving Society

The Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive program provides 3 basic survival skills to prevent drowning from an unintentional fall into water. The program consists of 3 in-water and 3 in-class lessons designed for Grade 3 students. The skills learned in this program can save lives and will last a lifetime.

Canucks Autism Network (CAN)

Canucks Autism Network is dedicated to providing year-round, innovative, high quality sports and recreation programs for children, teens, young adults and families living with autism, while increasing autism awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.

Arthritis Society – Camp Capilano

Each year, Camp Capilano hosts a fun and educational four-day camp experience for hundreds of young people in British Columbia who have been diagnosed with arthritis. Camp Capilano allows new experiences and serves as a space where campers feel understood and accepted; defined not by their disease, but as kids.

Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association

RTRA’s mission is to provide a quality therapeutic riding program for children and youth with disabilities in order to promote physical, social and psychological well being. Therapeutic Riding is a unique form of therapy that provides benefits to people with a variety of disabilities.

Blind Beginnings Society

Blind Beginnings inspires limitless potential for BC’s blind and partially sighted children. Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment training, summer camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, Blind Beginnings offers blind and partially sighted youth opportunities to develop skills while building confidence and independence.

Hope Air

Hope Air is the only national charity providing free flights to low-income Canadians who must travel out of their communities for specialist medical care.  Above all, they believe that where you live in Canada and how much money you make should not determine your ability to access healthcare. A free flight lets families focus on what is truly important – their health.

Dreams Take Flight

Dreams Take Flight is a national volunteer charitable organization dedicated to providing the trip of a lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children. The Vancouver chapter has been making dreams come true by taking deserving children with special needs from BC to Disneyland since 1993.

Pivot Point Learning Centres Society

Pivot Point is a social service agency for children and adults with diverse abilities including autism throughout BC. Pivot Point supports behavioral, emotional, psychological, and educational needs while being committed to serving the whole family. Pivot Point puts their heart and science into creating positive change!