Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC steps in where health care ends, providing direct help to children and their families and ensuring that all children have the support they need to reach their fullest potential and thrive.
We’re one of the oldest registered charities in BC! Our Registered Charity number is: #108168709. We’ve been here since 1966 and have even helped launch organizations like BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place.
Child development is complex, with individual needs that require unique care and support throughout childhood – support that is often not covered by public or private health plans. It is a journey that children and their families face with perseverance, and with the support of the community and your generosity, Variety is by their side.
Funding from Variety helps to cover a wide range of assistance from lifesaving medical supplies, educational bursaries and tutoring for children for learning disabilities, mobility equipment, specialized therapies (such as speech & language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, equine therapy, music therapy, autism assessments, and psycho-educational assessments), and mental wellness counselling.
Variety in BC is one of 41 chapters in 11 countries around the world that form the entire Variety International organization. The original chapter was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1927. The funds that are raised in BC are distributed exclusively in BC.
Learn more at variety.bc.ca