About Us

For over 70 years, CKNW Kids' Fund has granted millions of dollars to support hundreds of thousands of children with a variety of challenges. Through the generosity of organizations, communities and people like you, we help families by providing grants for essential specialized medical equipment, therapies, and programs for at-risk youth.


Our Mission

CKNW Kids' Fund provides timely support
to vulnerable kids with physical, mental and social
challenges living in BC communities.


Our Story


In December 1944, a brand-new Vancouver radio station decided to make the holiday season a little brighter for a local orphanage by purchasing gifts for the residents of The Loyal Protestant Home. CKNW listeners supported the idea immediately, and, year after year through their generous donations, the practice grew into tradition, one that continues to this day. While the orphanage has since come and gone, CKNW Kids' Fund has expanded to support children facing a wide range of challenges throughout the province of British Columbia.


Our Work

How is our funding obtained?

The majority of our funding comes from our annual 14-hour live Pledge Day radio-thon in December, supported by CKNW 980 and its listeners. Throughout the year, we partner with many business organizations that raise funds on our behalf. View a list of our major donors and partners on our Donors page.

Additionally, we’re grateful for the continuous promotional and marketing support we receive from Corus Entertainment, the parent company of CKNW.


Where does our funding go?

For the past 74 years, we have been able to grant millions of dollars to hundreds of thousands of children with special needs, and the organizations that support them, through aid such as:

  • Specialized medical equipment

  • Innovative therapies

  • Programs for at-risk youth

  • Tuition to integrated education and clinical programs

  • Annual Picnic at Playland for 3,500 students with special needs

  • Erm Fiorillo-Hal Davis Endowment bursary

Learn more about how we put our funding to work by visiting our Where Your Donations Go page.