Media Releases

United Way’s campaign makes local issues #UNIGNORABLE at the Annual Campaign Breakfast

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) 2019 #UNIGNORABLE campaign launches on Wednesday, September 18 at the Annual Campaign Breakfast at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre at 7:00 am.

Back to school just got a little bit easier thanks to your donations

Woodgrove Centre’s United by Denim event will take some financial pressure off local families during the back to school season. The event kicks off Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 am in support of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island.

Vulnerable Nanaimo residents to receive free menstrual products from United Way, Government of B.C.

Thanks to an innovative pilot project from the Government of B.C. and United Ways throughout B.C., deliveries of free pads and tampons will soon be arriving for residents in need at 12 locations, including the Nanaimo Women’s Centre.

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.

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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