Hays Specialist Recruitment working to make a difference in the lives of BC’s kids with special needs

The Western Canadian branch of international recruitment agency Hays Specialist Recruitment is joining forces with Variety – the Children’s Charity to support children with special needs throughout BC.

Hays Specialist Recruitment provides permanent, temporary and contract employment solutions with a focus on specialist recruitment teams within industries such as Accounting & Finance, Construction, Human Resources and Sales & Marketing to place candidates to fit even the most unique of client needs.
“We are very proud and excited to be partnering with Variety,” said Michelle Prebble, Senior Manager, Hays Specialist Recruitment. “They provide such an important service to so many and we are honoured to be helping to make this vital support a reality. The team has already been busy thinking of a range of fundraising ideas and initiatives and we just can’t wait to get started!”

“We are so appreciative for the support of Hays Specialist Recruitment,” said Cally Wesson, Variety BC CEO. “We’re looking forward to working together so that we’re able to help even more children with special needs across the province.”

To find out more about Hays Specialist Recruitment, please visit – http://www.hays.ca/

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Partner with Variety Today

Variety is proud to partner with businesses and organization who share our vision of supporting children and families throughout BC.

We offer the opportunity to partner with us and make a direct impact in the lives of kids with special needs around the province. Let’s start the conversation and work towards helping more children around BC together — contact James Bacon, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, by email or at 604.268.4031 to start helping kids today.

For more information or to support Variety, visit our financials page, get involved with us or donate today!

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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 www.bccdc.ca and the Government of Canada’s website at www.canada.ca/en/publichealth/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

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

Thank you,


Cally Wesson
CEO – Variety BC