Sponsored Programs

Youth Volunteers

Auxiliary sponsors the program managed by RIH Volunteer Services.

Conference held every two years, sponsored by a member Auxiliary of BCAHA.

Awards funded by the Auxiliary.

An Auxiliary member acts as advisor to the Volunteer Services Coordinator.

More Info at www.bcaux.ca/jrvolunteer/index.html


Look Good Feel Better

National program to  “Lift Spirits” by those affected by cancer.

Volunteer trained cosmeticians provide the knowledge in a free 2 hour workshop. Each participant receives complimentary kit of cosmetics and skin care products donated by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.

Programs sponsored by the Afternoon Auxiliary. Two volunteers acting as Host site coordinators fulfill the duties.

Click here for the schedule


Cancer Clinic Beverage Cart

Auxiliary funds and purchases the coffee, tea, hot chocolate,  juice boxes, cookies, kettle, coffee maker, trays & cups for patients.

A donation jar is on the cart, which helps fund this program.

Two Afternoon Auxiliary volunteers oversee these needs.


Hat, Scarf, Wig Loan Bank

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy and in most cases it is temporary. It usually occurs about 1 to 3 weeks following the first chemotherapy and the loss of hair can be complete, or occur in patches or sometimes the hair just becomes dull, thin and dry.

As hair loss can be an emotional event for many, the Afternoon Auxiliary to RIH has graciously set up a kiosk of wigs, hats and scarves for you to borrow. This is located at the end of the chemotherapy hallway. For hygiene reasons, kindly follow the instructions at the kiosk on how to use the wig socks, prior to trying on the wigs. If you need assistance with this process, please ask a volunteer to guide you.