Sims Foundation

102-5170 Dunster Road, Nanaimo B.C. V9T 2Z2


It is through community engagement, awareness raising, capacity and relationship building that we seek to make a difference in the lives of others in both our local and greater community.



We believe in respect, equality, inclusion, partnership and collaboration in order that everyone may reach and achieve their individual and community goals.



A community and world where everyone is afforded the opportunity to realize and live out their full potential in a safe environment.


What We Do:

-Fundraise for, organize, and facilitate the family sponsorship element of SIMSmas every Christmas.

-Raise community awareness around local and global issues that impact us here in Nanaimo  

-Donate financially to other charitable organizations

-Act as a point of contact for outreach in the community

-Collaborate and network with other organizations to create a more effective and holistic approach to the needs in the local and greater community


Why We Do It:

-We see a need in our community and want to be part of making a difference

-We want to be part of advancing causes we care about that we cannot tackle directly

-We believe in the power of people and collaboration to create change


About Us:

The Sims Foundation was established in 2021 to provide a greater means of giving back to our local and greater community through family sponsorship at Christmas time and to contribute to the great work that front line organizations in our community are doing on issues like affordable housing, ending domestic violence and support for mental health etc. 


Current Board Members:

Jason Simard

Caitlin Podritske

Joseph Moretti

Joseph Langdon

Shyla Young

Grant Phillips

Bre Bail

Annabelle Bail


Executive Director: Andrea Smith