About Us

History of The Trust

In 2003 an independent trust fund was established by the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help British Columbia’s children and youth awaiting adoption or other permanent connections. The trust fund includes a permanent endowment from which annual proceeds can be distributed to support organizations and individuals in finding and helping to maintain lifelong connections for British Columbia’s children and youth.  The trust fund was re-named the Lex Reynolds Adoption & Permanency Trust Fund (“the Trust”) in 2009 in honour of the late Lex Reynolds.

The Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) supported the inception of the trust fund and is responsible for recruiting members of its Advisory Committee which reviews and approves applications for project funding. The Victoria Foundation is the Trustee of the fund and provides administrative support.

As a permanent trust fund established in partnership with a community foundation, the Lex Reynolds Adoption & Permanency Trust Fund is the first of its kind in Canada.