Who is the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities?
In 1947 a group of Lions felt there was a need for transportation for children with disabilities. With their own vehicles they began the first transportation program for these children. This idea developed into what we now know as the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.
The Society has been a registered charitable organization since 1952. You may also know us as the Easter Seal People. Under both names, our mandate is to support children with disabilities throughout British Columbia. The Society provides specialized programs and services to help children to develop to their full potential.
Our services include:
- Easter Seal Camps – Shawnigan, Squamish and Winfield
- Easter Seal Houses – Vancouver, Victoria and Prince George
- Easter Seal Buses
- Patient Care Grants
- Vancouver Hospital Helipad
- Lions Laser Skin Care Centre at Vancouver Hospital
Who is the Canucks for Kids Fund?
The Canucks for Kids Fund is the charitable arm of the Vancouver Canucks. Its focus is to reach out to children’s causes within the areas of education, grassroots hockey development, and not-for-profit children’s organizations. The team’s contributions reach beyond simple funding to include relationships with players and their families, community-outreach programs, tickets to hockey games, and merchandise for fundraising initiatives.
The primary beneficiary of the Canucks for Kids’ Fund is Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, an innovative program offering specialized care for BC children and their families when the child is living with a progressive life-limiting illness. Each year, the Canucks for Kids Fund donates over $1,000,000 in support of Canuck Place.
Without the support of fans and team sponsors, the Vancouver Canucks would not be able to make such an impact within the local community.