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Academy feeds kids with music and, it hopes, with food

Academy feeds kids with music and, it hopes, with food

School in the Downtown Eastside offers free lessons in an effort to bring music to city’s poorest children It’s a Thursday afternoon and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is about to show...

2022/2023

Nanaimo school seeks funds to build safe room for kids

Nanaimo school seeks funds to build safe room for kids

11 years after a teacher’s plea led to the creation of Adopt-A-School by the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society, the need to greater then ever Eleven years ago, it was...

2022/2023

Nanaimo’s Arrow program fills a huge void for troubled kids

Nanaimo’s Arrow program fills a huge void for troubled kids

“We are trying to create a safe space here. Many of these kids have had a rough start (in life) and mainstream school wasn’t working. We consider Arrow to be...

2022/2023

Chilliwack school needs help addressing poverty

Chilliwack school needs help addressing poverty

“A lot of money is allocated to support programs here but there are a few … loopholes where some families aren’t receiving proper food or clothing and we are unable...

2022/2023

Feeding 50 students breakfast on $40 a week an impossible task

Feeding 50 students breakfast on $40 a week an impossible task

“We estimate close to 200 (children) need some form of assistance from the school, whether food or school supplies.” — Springwood Elementary Child and Youth Care worker Dannika McAllister PARKSVILLE...

2022/2023

Staff struggle to feed students every day at Suwa’lkh Connections

Staff struggle to feed students every day at Suwa’lkh Connections

“It worked well for some time but things have got significantly worse. We have a significant increase in (students’) needs this year and less to no donated food coming in.”...

2022/2023

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2022 Adopt-a-School

2022 Adopt-a-School

The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund has been running our Adopt-a-School campaign for more than a decade now. Since our first Adopt-a-School campaign ran in 2011 we have disbursed more than $9 million to schools and community organizations in British Columbia....

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Literacy Program at Queen Alexandra Elementary

Literacy Program at Queen Alexandra Elementary

David MacKinlay’s relationship with Queen Alexandra Elementary began through his commitment to the school’s “Fill the Gaps” program, for which he delivered bi-weekly dinner packs containing meals for 30 families....

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