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

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 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 18, 2020 at noon.

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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