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Latest News:

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island is pleased to announce that our region has received additional funding from the Government of Canada over the next 18 months through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). Click here for CFPs

United Way Cowichan Joins Forces with United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island, creating a larger Regional Model

Thank you to your generous support, United Way is funding 82 programs and projects to help improve lives in our region.

Click here for the full list of 2016-2017 Community Partners 

United Way is preparing to bring bc211 to Vancouver Island


Together, We Are Possibility

THANK YOU. Your donations change lives. 

You can securely donate anytime to United Way's Community Fund by clicking on the big blue button at the top of this page.    

Don't forget to share your contact information with us so that we can let you know how your donation makes a difference in your community. Please note: If you check "Anonymous" when you donate through CanadaHelps, we will not receive your contact information and we will not be able to let you know all the incredible work your donation is doing in your community. 

 Your donation stays local! 

This year, United Way's Community Fund grants are helping thousands of people in Cowichan, Central Island, Comox Valley and Campbell River. 

Your donation will change a life in your community, maybe that of a friend, family member, neighbour or co-worker. 


Watch our 2015 We Are Possibility Video featuring donors, volunteers, Community Partners and supporters from Central Island, the Comox Valley and Campbell River. 


Trish Read real stories about the lives you've helped to change.

Like Trish, who lost her job, had to declare bankruptcy, became depressed then suicidal because she couldn't bear to face another day. Thankfully, Trish managed to access free counselling funded by your donations that not only saved her life but transformed it.


Read our  2014-15 Annual Report!

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island serves the Cowichan, Central Island (Ladysmith, Gabriola, Nanaimo, Parksville-Qualicum, Port Alberni and the West Coast), Comox Valley, Campbell River and Mt. Waddington regions.

United Way is directly involved in major issues that impact our community:

  • From Poverty to Possibility 

  • All That Kids Can Be 

  • Healthy People, Strong Communities 

  • Homelessness Partnering Strategy 

  • Early Childhood Development (Success By 6)

  • Seniors (Better at Home) 


The charitable business number for United Way is 119260537RR0001.

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