The Hornby Island Educational Society (HIES) is a non-profit organization with charitable tax status whose mission is to further education and build community capacity on Hornby Island by developing, providing, and/or facilitating programs, services and activities through advocacy, coordination and collaboration. Hornby Island…


We welcome your support of our organisation and our community programs. As a non-profit society we are dependent on donations to sustain HIES, allowing us to provide a home base for the programs on our platform. If you would like to support us or one of our programs, please select the area you are most interested in helping. Thank you.

Community Programs

Community Programs are developed and offered in response to expressed community needs. Program particulars vary year to year and are developed by the Child, Youth and Community programs coordinator in conjunction with community members. Toddler Drop-In Program is for children…

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Job Opening: HIES Administrative Coordinator

HIES is looking for an Administrative Coordinator to support the Society in fulfilling its obligations and responsibilities. HIES has been serving Hornby Island for four decades and this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to this dynamic and vital community organization. The position is for 12 hours per week with some hours being worked in the office. Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications ranging from $25 to $30 per hour. The position start date is February 1, 2023.

Upcoming 2022 AGM

The HIES AGM will be held November 23rd at 4:00 PM via Zoom. A link will be provided at a later date.

The 2022 Auction

Join us for food, fun, and frolic on Saturday October 8th for the newest episode of The HIES Auction!

Bruce Fairbairn Memorial 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…

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Literacy Outreach Assistance for Adults

HIES LLL is also offering Literacy Outreach support to the community on Friday’s at Room to Grow from 1 – 3pm by appointment.  We are pleased to announce that adult educator, Wendy Burton, will provide free support for any adult looking for support in translating and completing…

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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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