The Island Kids Cancer Association (IKSA) was formed to support kids and families who face the unimaginable. Led by a Board of Directors who are, for the most part, parents who have been there with their kids, the charity knows firsthand what families need with experience navigating systems and the importance of community care and connections.
A grassroots, local charity based in Victoria, IKCA supports kids and youth diagnosed with cancer, including their families across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. They work closely with the frontline staff at Victoria General, Nanaimo Regional, BCCH, BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver (LEAF Clinic) and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Their support and outreach includes mental health and wellness through their Touchstones initiative, financial assistance, fuel and grocery vouchers and financial support and community connections.