Registered Name: Y.A.N.A. FUND SOCIETY

Business Number: 119305449RR0001

Our Mission

YANA provides accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel outside the community for medical treatment for a child under 19 or for a pregnant mother.


YANA was founded in 1986 by Sandra Williams after her family experienced the financial and emotional devastation of having a very sick child who required long-term treatment in Vancouver.

YANA continues to ensure that families in the Comox Valley are not alone when dealing with medical issues for their children. We believe that when a child is ill the whole family requires care. YANA provides support so families can stay focused on the health and wellness of their child.

YANA maintains four fully furnished apartments within walking distance of BC Children’s Hospital and also assists with finding and funding accommodation in alternate treatment destinations. In addition to offering accommodation, YANA provides funding to help with costs of travel, food, parking and unexpected expenses. YANA also provides North Island Hospital Comox Valley with funds to make available to Comox Valley families who have a child or an expecting mother who requires emergency transfer to another hospital.

What People Are Saying

"My undying gratitude and love goes to YANA for supporting our son and our family as we battle brain cancer in Vancouver. With your help, my wife and I can be here 100% for our son, and for that alone we can’t thank everyone enough. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

— Mark Yule

"In a very stressful situation you came through in a way that the parent involved found amazing. The immediacy of your response, the personal involvement of your representative and the usefulness of the help offered was a huge stress relief for the family."

— Dr. Lupton MD

"The resiliency of the children and families moves me and further strengthens my motivation to continue to donate to and support YANA."

— Marjan Jackson

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