Variety aspires to give children with special needs access to the services and support they require to succeed and the opportunity to grow into their best selves. We want them to be strong enough to brave more challenging times and to become the leaders of tomorrow. Giving children with special needs access to the equipment, tools, service and specialized educational programs they need can significantly increase their ability to integrate into future social environments including school, community and employment.

Variety steps in where health care ends providing direct help to children with special needs in BC. For over 50 years, Variety has ensured that children have the support to reach their potential and thrive. Together we can be there when families need us most. 

Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $30 million in funding to families and organizations in communities all across the province.


Variety BC annually honours philanthropists who have worked tirelessly in our community through mentoring to others and giving leadership gifts. Our Gold Heart Gala brings both awareness to the award recipient’s contribution to the community and the need to raise more funds to improve the lives of children across BC. 

This unforgettable event combines unique entertainment within a sophisticated setting where corporate leaders and supporters come together to celebrate.