Who we are

Director of Rainbows Nanaimo

(Central Vancouver Island area)

Isabel VanGrootheest

A Registered Director for Rainbows Canada, Isabel is also the Community Coordinator for the Rainbows program at both community sites in Nanaimo. Every Rainbows site in Parksville, Port Alberni, Chemainus, Duncan and Ladysmith are connected to a community coordinator and are overseen by the Vancouver Island Director, Isabel. Rainbows has been offering grief support group programs to children & families in Nanaimo since 1988. Every year about 200 kids and parents participate in small groups within this program.

Volunteer Facilitators

Facilitators are trained local community members, who help provide support and facilitation of peer support groups for children and families. We have facilitators who are students, retired or current teachers, parents, and caring citizens. All are screened and trained by the Director to follow the program mandate. Most of all, they help provide a friendly, comfortable and caring environment for healing and growth.

The many helping hands


Rainbows Society Board Members:

Monique Hendricks – President
Mike LaFortune – Board member
Veronica Harris – Board member