Supporting Island families close to home
Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has a rich history dating back to 1927. The Solarium for Crippled Children opened in Mill Bay, which moved to Arbutus Road in 1958 and is now known as the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health. The Foundation continues to fund services at this centre, and since 2004 has owned and operated the West Shore and Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centres.
Click through each one to learn more about the buildings and services offered.
Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health
The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health is located on a large property in Victoria with multiple buildings and supports the early intervention and therapeutic needs of more than 4,000 Island kids and their families every year.
Sooke Child, Youth, and Family Centre
This facility was built with motifs and materials from its natural environment to serve the 3,700 children and youth living in and around Sooke.
West Shore Child, Youth, and Family Centre
This 38,000 square foot facility is located in one of the fastest growing communities in BC and is home to multiple agencies that serve nearly 20,000 children and youth living in this area.
Our homes away from home