• Rina M Bidin Foundation

    Focused entirely on Children & Youth

  • Foundation's History

    Focused entirely on Children and Youth

    Rina established the Rina M. Bidin Foundation in 1988. She enjoyed participating in fundraising and the promotion of many causes amongst her network of friends and family.

  • Past Projects

    Focused entirely on Children and Youth.

    Over the years, the Foundation has the blessed opportunity to be a part of many amazing programs and initiatives.

meet the team

Nina Lyons and Martina Lynch hold up the standards of the Rina M Bidin Foundation,

  • Nina Lyons Executive Director
  • Martina Lynch Director

what we do?

The Foundation’s support is focused on mainly BC based (preferably already established or supportable) programs with the purpose of improving the future for children and youth. Ages range from birth to 24 years. Grants are restricted to organizations recognized by Revenue Canada as “qualified donees”.

The Rina M Bidin Foundation gracefully supported the Gathering Our Voices 2014 Youth Conference in Vancouver, elevating the youth of BC - Ron Rice



our focus

The Foundation seeks the neediest of children and youth around the province and is committed to ensuring First Nations children and youth are equally represented through the annual grant processes... application info

Rina M Bidin

her story

Rina M Bidin (Whelan) (Honderich) was born in Deroche, BC in 1914 to Italian immigrants. She spent her childhood in Woodfibre, B.C., a mill town on Howe Sound only accessible at that time by steam boat... read more


past & present

Over the past few years the Rina M Bidin Foundation has been blessed to be involved in various projects throughout BC. view portfolio