Variety - The Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends, providing direct help to children in B.C. with special needs. For 50 years Variety has ensured that children have support to reach their unique potential.

Every year, we’re able to assist children throughout the province. And we do it all with donors like you.

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.

Our Community Report

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

Download the 2015 Community Report here.