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The mission of Sanctuary for Kids is to improve the lives of children around the world who need protection and are in crisis – those who are exploited, dispossessed and threatened.

S4K will accomplish this mission in two fundamental ways:

  • Fundraising through online auctions and donations
  • Donating those funds to existing programs around the world where it has been determined an immediate need is evident and a tangible difference will be made by applying these funds

S4K was founded by Amanda Tapping, Damian Kindler, and Jill Bodie through their connection to the television series Sanctuary.


AMANDA TAPPING is one of the most recognized actors working in television today. Dubbed the “First Lady of Sci Fi”, Amanda has starred in several hit series including Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, X Files and Sanctuary. She has a young daughter and lives in Vancouver with her husband.

dk_headshot_1_biosm DAMIAN KINDLER has been writing and producing television for more than 16 years. He has written for internationally renowned TV series for Fox Network, Syfy Channel, Family Channel and SPACE Channel in Canada. He has two children with Jill Bodie and lives in Vancouver.
jb_headshot_1_bioSMALLERdk JILL BODIE (B.ED., M.S.W.) is a teacher and social worker. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. Her experience includes teaching in inner city schools, family counseling, crisis counseling and mental health case management.

What is Sanctuary?

Sanctuary is a one-hour dramatic television series that follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus and her new recruit, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman. Together they track down, study and protect the strange and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world and live among us.

Sanctuary stars Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus (Stargate SG-1), Robin Dunne as Dr. Will Zimmerman (Dawson’s Creek), Agam Darshi as Kate Freelander (Stargate Universe), Christopher Heyerdahl as the sinister John Druitt (Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis) and Ryan Robbins as Henry Foss (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica).

Sanctuary is credited with pioneering new techniques and technology in television production. It is one of the only series to shoot extensively on green screen using extraordinary visual effects and virtual sets. The series was also the first in North America to shoot with the new RED camera - a digital system that captures images at four times the resolution of a high definition camera, resulting in a look that is unmatched on television.


As well, by using green screen backgrounds so extensively, as well as other green initiatives, Sanctuary is one of the most environmentally friendly television series currently in production.

Helmed by some of the innovative talents in television today, the series creative team includes executive producer, writer and creator Damian Kindler; executive producer and lead actor Amanda Tapping; and executive producer and director Martin Wood.

Sanctuary can be seen in nearly 100 countries worldwide, including Syfy Channel in the United States, Watch in the United Kingdom, and SPACE Channel in Canada.