1. Areas We Serve

2. Assistance to Families


What is Friends of Children Society?

Friends of Children is a registered charitable organization providing a free-service for children in medical need from birth up to 19 years of age who live in Northern and East Kootenay regions of B.C.

How do Friends of Children help families with children in medical need?

Assisting with financial support for travel, meals and accommodation involving children’s medical needs. Providing resource information and emotional support. Coordinating support through our links with other organizations. Support must be pre-approved and not after the appointment

How do I get in contact with Friends of Children?

Call our toll free line at 1-866-564-2217 or visit the contact page for more information.

Friends of Children serve what areas of B.C.?

You must live in Northern BC or East Kootenay regions of BC. Geographically, Friends of Children provides service to ¾ of British Columbia. We serve families within the Northern Health Region, and the entire East Kootenay Region. For more details and maps visit the 'areas we serve' page on this website.

Is My Family Eligible for support?

Please contact us or use the 'Is my family eligible' tool.

Is there a fee for Friends of Children service?

No, Friends of Children rely upon donations, fundraising and sponsorships to provide assistance for Northern BC and East Kootenay children in medical need.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, Friends of Children is a registered charity.

Friends of Children has supported how many children?

We have helped over 2,800 children with extra-ordinary medical challenges.