Media Releases

United Way Opens Grants to Help Charities Tackle Social Issues

To better tackle social issues, such as the rise in homelessness and the deepening of poverty, grants are being offered to local charities by United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI)

New supportive housing is a significant step towards ending homelessness in Campbell River

The newly announced 40-50 units of supportive housing in Campbell River, funded by BC Housing, will have a huge impact on the homeless population by providing permanent, stable housing for over half of the city’s homeless population.

Make the right call on 211 Day

Free, confidential help is available 24/7, 365 days a year. In British Columbia, people can access help by calling or texting 211 or online at

United Way Donates Bikes for Kids

Six Nanaimo preschool-aged children are set to receive new bicycles this month just before Christmas.

Public urged to voice support for women’s winter response shelter

Members of the public are encouraged to attend a Municipality of North Cowichan public meeting on December 5 to voice their support for a winter response shelter for women who are homeless in Cowichan.

In the News

New supportive housing called a significant step towards ending homelessness in Campbell River

Campbell River Mirror, April 4, 2019

Winter weather shelter for women finally finds a home

Cowichan Valley Citizen, January 2, 2019

February 11 is 211 Day across North America

Comox Valley Tide Change,  February 11, 2019

Generous residents developing a drop-in space for Nanaimo's homeless

Nanaimo News Now, November 9, 2018


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