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…

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

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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Talk at Hornby Hall “Vancouver Island Birds” with Mike Yip

On November 4th, at 2pm at the Hornby Hall, Mike Yip will talk about local bird life and introduce his most recently published birding guide. Check out our other Fall sessions on the LifeLong Learning page

Zoom Talk “Universe and our Skies” with Fraser Cain

On October 17th, at 2pm, Fraser Cain will talk about what we can see above us on a clear fall night. Check out our other Fall sessions on the LifeLong Learning page

Zoom Talk “Cedar Coast Field Station” with Simon Nessman

On October 3rd, Simon Nessman will talk about the Cedar Coast Field Station in Clayoquot Sound, BC – a remote, off-grid facility dedicated to ecological research and education. Check out our other Fall sessions on the LifeLong Learning page

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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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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