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The Hornby Island Educational Society (HIES) is a non-profit organization with charitable tax status whose current mandate is to support life-long learning for all community members and encourage individual and community capacity building. The Society was created in 1980 to oversee the…

School Renewal Fund

On August 26th, 2018, our beloved Hornby Island School burned down, and we have a lot of work to do. HIES, in support of School District 71 and the Hornby Island Community, has now opened a “School Renewal Fund” for…

Community Programs

Toddler Drop-In Program is for children up to 30 months and their parents. It operates September through May on Tuesdays 9am to noon in the Room To Grow on the school grounds. One paid staff person oversees the program.   After…

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Job Opportunities with HIES

The Hornby Island Educational Society (HIES) is hiring a Community School Coordinator and a Literacy Outreach Coordinator. A full description of each position is available on our blog.  The closing date for both positions is Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at noon.

HIES Fundraiser 2020

Enter a draw to win two nights at Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino!

The Bruce Fairbairn Bursary

The Bruce Fairbairn Memorial Bursary was established in 1999, in the memory of Bruce Fairbairn honoring the encouragement and support that Bruce gave to Hornby musicians. The intent of the bursary is to help aid Hornby students of any age…

Helping Us

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing considerable disruption around the world, including financial hardship for non-profit organizations such as ours. Supply chain disruptions, and the inability to accept food donations will make operating the Kitchen increasingly more difficult in the weeks…

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Food Bank

Food Bank Giveaways take place each Mon, Wed and Fri at the lunches at the Ballpark. Drop by, have a tasty meal and check in with the cooks about the Giveaways and Take Home programs.

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K-7 Programs Gallery

Gallery of photos from our Arts and Science afternoon programming for students. Many community members have volunteered to share their skills with students over the years.

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