How We Help

Our Commitment

The help we provide is the foundation of our organization. Each year we support children with special needs and organizations who provide services to children in every corner of our province.

Our Case for Support

Read our compelling case for why it’s critical that we step in where health care ends with direct help.

Our Community Impact

Each year we team up with our donors to help more children than ever before. Our Annual Report outlines our achievements:

Download the 2016 Annual Report.
Download the 2015 Annual Report.

Our Donor Impact

Find out how your contributions made a difference in the lives of children with special needs in Variety BC’s Donor Impact Reports:

Donor Impact Report for Fiscal Year 2018

Download the 2018 Donor Impact Report.

Donor Impact Report for Fiscal Year 2017

Download the 2017 Donor Impact Report.

Donor Impact Report for Fiscal Year 2016

Download the 2016 Donor Impact Report.

Our Stories

Meet some of our kids, just a few of the thousands of children we serve every year.

Our Grants

Maybe we can help you or someone you know. Learn more about the types of grants we offer to individuals and organizations.

Dear Variety Family,

During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global situation, our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our Variety donors, families, members, supporters, volunteers and all British Columbians.

Variety BC has been here for more than 50 years ensuring kids with special needs thrive. I would like to assure you that during this uncertain time, we will continue to be here for BC’s kids with special needs.

I also would like to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment to you moving forward:

  • In keeping with the BC Centre for Disease Control’s recommendations, we will be postponing all Variety events between March 16th and April 30th including our One Night in the Valley Gala on Saturday, April 4th at the Glass House Estate Winery
  • We have closed the Variety Office as a precautionary measure and are having employees set up to work-from-home. All in-person meetings will be moved to teleconference. We will evaluate working “virtually” on a week-to-week basis while actively monitoring the evolution of this global pandemic and returning to regular operating procedures once health authorities deem it safe for our staff to do so.
  • Due to our office closure, we have postponed the shipping of Robert Bateman’s Woodworkers – Pilated Woodpeckers posters and our Variety water bottles. Anyone looking for tax receipts will receive them via email
  • With the closure of BC’s schools, the need to ensure our kids are supported has never been so great. As such, our Heart of Variety Fund will continue to accept grant accept applications by e-mail.
    Like all of you, we will monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate with you on important health and safety measures and decisions regarding events regularly.

We encourage you to stay informed by visiting BC Centre for Disease Control’s website at and the Government of Canada’s website at

We are grateful for your support as we navigate through this uncertain time.

Thank you,

Cally Wesson
CEO – Variety BC