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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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…

COVID-19 Message from the HIES Board:

Like every organization, we are required to respond quickly and diligently to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we have implemented changes to HIES Programs. Please read HIES statement on COVID-19 including closures/cancellations and how you can help our…

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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Job Posting: HIES Afterschool Programs Assistant and Teen Programs Coordinator

Afterschool programs assistant + teen programs coordinator A part-time position at the Hornby Island Educational Society. Seeking a qualified individual to work in afterschool programs 2-4 afternoons a week from late October-May and to coordinate a few employment-related trainings (foodsafe,…

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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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