About

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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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…

Appreciation

HIES thanks each and every individual donor, each and every volunteer and each organisation and company for their support of the Hornby Kitchen. Without your generous contribution of time and/or money, The Kitchen would be unable to address the food security needs…

Job Opportunity

The Hornby Island Educational Society (HIES) is hiring a Financial Administrator. HIES board of directors is currently seeking a Financial Administrator to work 8-12 hours per month. On a monthly/bimonthly basis the HIES Financial Administrator will be responsible for: Producing bookkeeping spreadsheets…

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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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