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Hand-In-Hand Education's In-House Subsidy Fund

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Hand-In-Hand Nature Education (HIH) is an outdoor educational program located in the Comox Valley and Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada that is designed to offer a unique early childhood learning experience for forest friends aged 3-5 years old. We believe in creating a safe and comfortable natural learning environment so that children can develop a strong educational foundation where they can play, learn and connect in nature.

Many Nature Preschools operate their programs completely outside and do not have an indoor space. As a result, Island Health cannot license these programs because they only license indoor spaces and not the program itself. Because of this, many Early Years Nature Education Programs, such as ourselves do not qualify for government subsidy programs that help assist low-income families to register. To get around this, HIH has decided to create our own In-House Subsidy Fund that offers financial assistance to low-income families so that their children can be offered an opportunity that they might not otherwise experience.

HIH is hoping to reach our goal by September 2021 so that we can help financially  families for the currently school year. Just knowing that with this fund in place, more children may be given an experience that they their families couldn't otherwise afford makes me incredibly thankful for any financial support!

Every single donated dollar goes directly to the Hand-In-Hand In-House Subsidy Fund.  There are no administrative fees or other external uses for the funds. It all goes directly to help families in financial need!


  • Mary Watros
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs


Jarrett Krentzel
Courtenay, BC

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