Who We Support
2012 Feature Charity: Blessings in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack
No child should have to go school hungry, but it happens every day all across Canada. Blessings in a Backpack run a unique program that feeds elementary school children who may not have any, or enough food on the weekends. It takes only $100 to feed a child for an entire school year, which can make all the difference in a child’s ability to succeed in school.
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Charities We Support
Canuck Place provides a comprehensive continuum of care to over 400 children and teens with life-
threatening illnesses and their families throughout British Columbia. The unique program offers world-
class pediatric palliative care within a home-like environment and year-round 24-hour consultation
support. With caring, professional staff and over 350 volunteers, it is a place for children and families to
come in their time of need.
BC Children’s Hospital
BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provide expert care for the province’s most seriously ill or injured children, including newborns and adolescents. Based in Vancouver, BC Children’s and Sunny Hill reach across the province with vital health services that may not be available anywhere else in B.C. We provide specialized training in pediatric health care and work with renowned researchers to achieve better health for children and youth. As academic health centres, BC Children’s and Sunny Hill are affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Child & Family Research Institute, and other education and research institutions.