About Variety BC

Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends, providing direct help to children with special needs in BC and the Yukon. For over 50 years Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential and thrive.

Together, we can be there when families needs us most.

Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $30 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province. With your help, we can raise even more!

Our Mission

To inspire donors to help all children in B.C. who have special needs.

Variety will be the top of mind children’s charity known for stepping in where health care ends.

Our Vision

That every child who has special needs fulfills their unique potential.

Our History

Variety as an organization was founded on the idea that we can do more good as a team.

In 1927, the original Variety Club was formed by 11 businessmen involved in the entertainment industry. This group discovered an abandoned infant in one of their theatres and banded together to raise her as a team. This alliance developed into an organization that puts children first and, today, now boasts 43 chapters in 11 countries.

Here in British Columbia, our chapter was established in 1966 with the focus on children who have special needs throughout the province. Continually inspired by our teamwork roots, we’ve partnered with donors and businesses to raise millions of dollars to help children and families across the province.

Looking to Help?

We believe we can achieve a lot more when we work together! Make a donation, volunteer your time, or even set up your own community fundraiser with our support!