Family Sponsorship 2021

Family sponsorship will run from November 22-December 10. Recipients will be selected on December 13th and delivery of gifts will be December 20th.

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Our mission is to sponsor as many families & individuals as possible at Christmas through our family sponsorship program and to support and promote the work of front line organizations through community engagement, relationship building and financial contributions.



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



Our vision is a community and world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, live out their potential and build a safe and secure life for themselves and their families.


What We Do:

-Fundraise for, organize, and facilitate family sponsorship 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 facilitate and oversee family sponsorship at Christmas, financially support other qualified donees and to promote the work that other organizations do in the community through our social media platform. 


Current Board Members:

Jason Simard - Chair 

Caitlin Podritske - Vice Chair 

Joseph Langdon - Secretary 

Grant Phillips - Treasurer 

Shyla Young - Director 

Joseph Moretti - Director 

Bre Bail - Director 

Annabelle Bail - Director 


Founder & Executive Director:

Andrea Smith


Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook: The Sims Foundation - Vancouver Island

Instagram: thesimsfoundationvi



Contact Us! 

Phone: 250-591-1160


Mailing Address: 102-5170 Dunster Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2Z2 



Want to Donate to Family Sponsorship this year?

Here's How:

1) Send an e transfer to Jason Simard at and in the message box put For Family Sponsorship 2021

2) Write a cheque to Jason Simard Personal Real Estate Corporation and drop it off or mail it to our office.

3) Drop off or mail a gift card.


Thank you for your generosity and for being part of having an impact on the lives of those in our community.