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Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 04:26 pm | No Comments »

Thanks to a meal program you support through United Way donations, Michael (right) is now thriving as a leader.

Monday, June 25, 2018, 12:18 pm | No Comments »

Homelessness has spiked by more than 50% in the Cowichan Valley Regional District, according to a recent survey funded in part by United Way. (Photo credit: David Donnelly/CBC)

Monday, June 25, 2018, 12:14 pm | No Comments »

United Way’s Lindsay McGinn helped organize two health forums in Courtenay over the past year that drew hundreds of people to collaborate and form the valley's first health network. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 00:16 am | No Comments »

Women who live in poverty or are homeless often struggle to afford the basic need of monthly feminine hygiene products.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 07:20 pm | No Comments »

Vancouver Island University employees set a goal to increase their giving to United Way by 10% over what they donated in 2016.

They flew past that goal and raised $50,000 for a 22% increase. Go VIU!

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 07:02 pm | No Comments »


Do you know a family facing eviction that doesn’t know where to turn for help? A concerned neighbour trying to help a friend in an abusive relationship?

The bc211 website and phone/text info line can point them to services that can help. 

Monday, June 18, 2018, 02:13 pm | No Comments »

Healthy Eating Meal Program

Patrick and Troy are among the regulars who gather around the table for meals at a United Way-funded program in Parksville where adults with mental health challenges drop in for $2.50 lunches and $3.00 dinners and connect with other supports.

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