WellnessFits, a comprehensive workplace wellness program was
launched with League Financial, the City of Nanaimo, the Capital
Regional District and Kardel Consulting.
Tanning is Out was implemented in six schools on Vancouver Island.
Some 1,700 high school students pledged to be tan-free.
We successfully forged new collaborative relationships with the
municipalities of Saanich, Central Saanich, View Royal and Colwood to
distribute postcards to residents on the dangers of asbestos exposure.
A cigarette butt clean-up was held at UVIC. Students collected
over 2,000 butts in 45 minutes and raised awareness about UVIC’s
smoke-free campus policy. Another clean up occurred at Thetis Lake
to raise awareness about the need for a smoking ban in parks and
The Society supported the annual Traditional Foods Conference which
attracted over 500 people from First Nations communities throughout
Vancouver Island. Participants came to celebrate their culture, and
learn about healthy eating in culturally relevant ways.
We are proud of our long relationships with several independent
fundraisers across the Island. Dedicated groups like the 17-year strong
Alex Campbell Conquer Cancer Classic and the Cowichan Golfers
Against Cancer that just celebrated 25 years of giving to the Society.
Wells War Against Cancer in Nanaimo fundraise 6 months a year and
donate on average $20,000 annually to the Society. The Dashwood
Volunteer Fire Department in Qualicum has hosted head shaves for
17 years and have donated over $40,000 to date.
Relay For Life $ 445,872
Cops for Cancer$ 1,322,557
Daffodil Campaign (including door-to-door$ 265,413
Independent Fundraising Event $ 141,953
Volunteer drivers transport patients to and from cancer treatments
Number of client311
Number of drivers (Society volunteer182
Number of drivers (Freemasons 210
Financial assistance for travel and accommodation during treatment
Amount $ 61,139
Subsidized symptom management drugs
(provided by BC Cancer Agency)
Convenient, affordable accommodation near cancer treatment centres
Client stays 991
Cancer Information Service
Up-to-date information about cancer and local services
Emotional assistance from trained survivors