Bear Essentials


Supporting Island kids who have medical conditions, health challenges or disabilities.

Bear Essentials support is available to help cover:

Referrals to the Bear Essentials program are accepted from health care professionals.

For more information about making a Bear Essentials application please refer to the Bear Essentials Program Guidelines.

For more information about the Bear Essentials Program please contact a program manager at:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 250-382-3135
Toll free: 1-866-382-2711
Fax: 250-382-2711

Bear Essentials is continuing to operate with program staff abiding by physical distancing protocols and monitoring emails and phones regularly. Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island and Help Fill A Dream are communicating regularly and continue to monitor COVID-19 provincial guidelines and emerging needs while supporting families through Bear Essentials’ intended Travel, Equipment, and Resource focus.

Donations for the Bear Essentials Program are managed by our partner – Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Support Bear Essentials families today and donate now.