Great Canadian Van Lines is a proud supporter of the BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Cancer Foundation.
BC Children’s Hospital
A portion of our profits is donated each year to assist the BC Children’s Hospital in providing expert care for seriously ill and injured children. If you wish, you can make a donation of your own through their website.
BC Children’s Hospital is one of North America’s leading pediatric hospitals and serves the largest child population in Canada – one million children in BC and the Yukon. The Hospital provides services in areas such as neonatal intensive care, kidney and bone marrow transplants, open-heart surgery, neurosurgery and cancer treatment. It is a leading provider of diagnostic and laboratory services, and many complex tests including universal newborn testing for potentially devastating diseases. The Hospital shares its site with the BC Women’s Hospital and the Child & Family Research Institute. Sunny Hill Health Centre, a part of the BC Children’s Hospital, is the leading provincial facility offering specialized services and care in pediatric development, research and education. More than 72,000 children visit the Hospital annually, 67% of whom live outside the City of Vancouver.
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raises money to support excellence and innovation in care, treatment and research at BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre and the Child & Family Research Institute. The Foundation’s activities include major gift fundraising, planned giving and a wide variety of annual programs. As steward of philanthropic donations to the BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute, the Foundation issues charitable receipts and ensures donations are allocated to the areas to which donors have designated their support. The Foundation is currently engaged in the $200-million Campaign for BC Children to build a new children’s hospital and ensure all BC children have access to a consistent standard of pediatric care.
BC Cancer Foundation
Our donation to the BC Cancer Foundation is made through the Weekend To End Breast Cancer Campaign. The funds raised during this incredible weekend go towards treatment, prevention and finding a cure for breast cancer. If you wish, you can make a donation of your own through their website.
Ride for Dad
Ride for Dad’s goal as an organization is to spread awareness and fund research for prostate cancer, so that men can continue to be there for their families and friends for years to come. The parade of vehicles grabs the attention of the masses and the media on ride day, the research helps find hope for the future, and the awareness has the potential of saving men’s lives today.
Ride for Dad raises funds through a large scale one-day motorcycle ride event, and through ongoing public fundraising throughout the year. Ride For Dad events take place in 30 major cities across Canada, representing every Canadian province.