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From the heart: Small talk on big subjects Episode 2: Bear Essentials - a lifeline for families of children with complex needs
Susan Fox, Executive Director of Outreach Therapy in Port Alberni, joins Veronica Carroll to discuss the Children’s Health Foundation’s Bear Essentials program.
The program helps families of kids with complex health challenges pay for travel to medical appointments and purchase equipment. They’ll discuss the impact of the program on Island families, who can apply and how to apply.

May 20, 2021 10:15 AM in Vancouver

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Susan Fox
Executive Director @Outreach Therapy
Susan Fox holds an MBA (Royal Roads), BCom(Royal Roads), Project Management (UBC), Change Management Certification (Prosci), and is a certified Organizational development Coach. She has a background in change management, organizational behavior, leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and systems change. For the past 18 years, she has worked with various social purpose organizations, foundations, community planning tables and projects at the local and provincial level dedicated to addressing the shifts in systems that impact organizational health, community health, child development, and child and youth mental health particularly from the rural community perspective. She is the Executive Director of Outreach Therapy, Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University, and a consultant. She is passionate about collaboration with visionary agencies such as the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island that enables children, families, and communities to be stronger, together.
Veronica Carroll
Chief Executive Officer @Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Veronica Carroll is an accredited fundraiser and business management executive and a leader in health-focused philanthropy. As CEO of the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Veronica is dedicated to ensuring that all Island families have access to the health care they need. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Foundation is able to help transform the lives of children and youth living with physical and mental health challenges by investing in programs that break down barriers to health care and bring supports closer to home. The Foundation’s own Bear Essentials and Homes Away From Home programs provide adaptive equipment for children and youth with complex needs, and affordable accommodation for families needing to stay close while their child is receiving treatment far from their home community.