The West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation is a registered Canadian charity created to support kids, parents and families fighting childhood cancer.
Our mission is to cultivate joy, foster connection and reduce isolation for kids with cancer and their families.
We are first and foremost a resource. We are transparent about where your donations go, how they are used, and the direct benefits they bring to kids with cancer. We call this approach Real Purpose funding™. Our “real purpose funding” allows us to build networks, experiences and possibilities for families challenged with the realities of a child living with cancer. We strive to provide awareness, access and a sense of belonging.
In short, we are passionate change makers determined to be of service in our community.
HI, I’M COLIN WORTH.
COLIN SPENT 27 YEARS WITH CANADA’S NATIONAL POLICE FORCE BEFORE RETIRING AND STARTING CORNERSTONE PROTECTION AGENCY, A BOUTIQUE SECURITY COMPANY. COLIN HAS A LONG HISTORY OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND VOLUNTEERISM INCLUDING SERVING ON THE BOARDS OF THE PACIFIC CHILDREN’S SHELTER SOCIETY, THE KEITH LYNN ALTERNATE SCHOOL, THE SQUAMISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND THE VANCOUVER ADAPTIVE SNOW SPORTS. A NATURAL COACH AND MENTOR, COLIN HAS VOLUNTEERED AS A BIG BROTHER, A SOFTBALL COACH WITH THE NORTH VANCOUVER GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE AND FOR YEARS AS A COUNSELOR/LEADER AT A KID’S SUMMER CAMP THROUGH THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY.
HI, I’M SHANNON HARTWIG.
OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS, SHANNON HAS SPENT HUNDREDS OF DAYS IN WILDERNESS SETTINGS, FACILITATING UNFORGETTABLE, LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUTH IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT, WOMEN SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND CHILDREN WITH CANCER. WITH AN EXPERTISE IN THERAPEUTIC, NATURE-BASED PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, SHANNON HAS FACILITATED AND DIRECTED WILDERNESS PROGRAMS FOR THE PINE RIVER INSTITUTE, OUTWARD BOUND CANADA, KINARK OUTDOOR CENTER AND CAMP GOODTIMES. SHANNON HAS AN MA IN ADVENTURE EDUCATION FROM PRESCOTT COLLEGE AND SITS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY CAMPS.
MEET THE BOARD
The WCK camp is at the center of our soul and where we find joy making kids with cancer smile. It’s a safe and fun environment, where we let kids be kids.
WCK is currently in the process of raising funds to make this camp a reality.