The Kinsmen Foundation is the District Project of the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of British Columbia and Yukon, and the Kin Family takes great pride in their accomplishments over the past 60 years. Just a few of those accomplishments include:

  • Noble House – The Kinsmen Foundation was instrumental in launching Noble House, an accessible residence to provide independent living for persons with severe physical disabilities.
  • Canuck Place – The Foundation provided substantial funding for one of the rooms at Canuck Place – a home away from home for children and families facing a life threatening illness.
  • Kinsmen Neurological Tower at the University of British Columbia. Major funding was provided by the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs through their Foundation to build this world famous research facility at UBC.
  • G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre – The Kinsmen Club of Vancouver donated the land on which the G. F. Strong Centre sits today, and the Kinsmen Foundation and Kin Clubs throughout BC have provided thousands of dollars to the facility over the past 53 years.
  • The Kids On The Block – This was a very popular disabled puppet program that provided an ongoing education and awareness program for school children throughout the province to help educate young people about disabilities.
  • BC Health Centre’s – In the early stages of the Foundation, when Polio was an epidemic, the Kinsmen Foundation and the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of BC provided funding for many community and regional health Centre’s throughout the entire Province.
  • Technology for Independent Living – An organization that was started and nurtured by the Kinsmen Foundation that provides very specialized technical assistive devices for severely physically disabled people to help them become more independent and enjoy a more fulfilling quality of life.

The Kinsmen Foundation is proud to be able to help individuals and organizations in any way we can. We appreciate the constant support and funding from our communities. Thank you!