Foundation name change reflects role

A new identity is in the works for the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children.

A new identity is in the works for the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children.

During a press conference in Nanaimo Wednesday, the foundation announced it changed its name to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island to clarify the group’s role.

“Our refreshed brand better reflects the wide range of funding and support that we provide, not only at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health in Victoria, but in numerous locations and through various programs in Victoria and across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands,” said Margot McLaren Moore, chairwoman.

The foundation supports projects and programs that help ensure children and youth develop to their fullest potential, including the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, which provides physical therapy, wheelchair seating and bracing for children with special needs; HerWay Home program that works to reduce the long-term effects on babies of substance use during pregnancy; and support for Island organizations that offer literacy programs, drop-in centres, physical therapy, mental health, therapeutic treatment and summer camps.

It also funded, built and operates Jeneece Place, a 10-bedroom home for families who travel to Victoria for their child’s medical care.

For information, please go to www.childrenshealthvi.org.