Doug McCorquodale with daughter

Doug McCorquodale with daughter

Local man joins Children’s Health board

Doug McCorquodale of Port Hardy has been named to the Board of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

PORT HARDY—Doug McCorquodale of Port Hardy has been named to the Board of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, incoming board chair Dean Freeman announced last week.

The Board is now comprised of 11 community leaders from across Vancouver Island.

McCorquodale moved to Port Hardy in 1994, and is the owner and Senior Biologist of Pacificus Biological Services Ltd.

He first became involved with the Children’s Health Foundation after his daughter, Abigail, was born in 1995 in Victoria with a life-threatening birth defect.

“The experience of our family really made me see that there was a need for better support services for North Island families,” said McCorquodale. “That was when our family, and later my company Pacificus, became involved in helping in the efforts to establish Jeneece Place at Victoria General Hospital and supporting the work of the Foundation. I am very pleased to continue my involvement now as a member of the Board.

“My goal on the Board is going to be to help build a stronger connection for the Children’s Health Foundation to the North Island,” said McCorquodale.  “I hope to work with our local communities to identify ways the Foundation can better support our needs.  It is exciting to be working with such a talented group of individuals, including one of the physicians who was integral in helping our daughter, Abigail, get healthy as a baby.”

The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is a registered charity that raises funds to support the health of children and youth on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The foundation owns and operates Jeneece Place and built the Sooke and West Shore Child, Youth & Family Centres. With roots dating back to 1922, the organization was previously known as the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children.

“This is an exciting time to be involved with Children’s Health Foundation,” said Freeman. “We continue to grow our commitment to the health of island children through our major initiatives, such as Jeneece Place, HerWay Home, and funding for Island Health’s programs at the Queen Alexandra Centre. At the same time, we are increasing our support of organizations whose programs help improve the health of children across Vancouver Island.”

For more information, please visit www.childrenshealthvi.org.

 

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