Thank you Chilliwack Foundation

We wish to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to the Chilliwack Foundation for supporting the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre through the COVID-19 pandemic with the Chilliwack Foundation’s Fall grant program.  This funding will expand critical technology to provide essential services to children and youth with diverse abilities and their families.  The support of the Chilliwack Foundation has made an incredible impact on our Centre and the families we serve in a time when it is needed most!


The Chilliwack Foundation relies entirely upon donations, gifts and legacies for its funds to carry out its role in the community. We are so grateful for the generosity and support for vulnerable children and families in the community. Each Grant season, the Chilliwack Foundation Committee approves grants up to the maximum amount available for distribution for that Grant Season. The Foundation’s Distribution Committee meets after receiving the grant applications to decide which will be approved for that Grant season.  We are proud to be among the recipients of the Fall 2020 Grant season.  Visit to learn more.


The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (FVCDC)’s vision is a world where all people are welcomed to participate meaningfully in family and community life. FVCDC gives children the tools for individual success and helps families/caregivers better understand their child’s growth, development and learning, and strengthen community inclusion. 


FVCDC was founded in 1982 and is a fully accredited, registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors.  In 1999 we opened our Chilliwack office. Our multidisciplinary team of 100 professionals serves over 3,600 children and youth in the Fraser Valley per year. Services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy, infant/child development consultation and family counselling support, and specialized services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the families we serve are experiencing even more anxiety and stress.  Funds from the Chilliwack Foundation Grant will allow us to continue to meet the essential service needs of these vulnerable families while ensuring health and safety. 


Thank you; together, we are “Helping Kids Shine!”


For additional information, contact Karen Dickenson Smith, Executive Director, 604-852-2686 x2227