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Every dollar of your donation stays in central and northern Vancouver Island, building stronger communities, helping kids succeed, and moving families out of poverty.

Together, we continue to work tirelessly to support our communities. 


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Help those affected by BC Wildfires 

Please donate today:  
donate.uwbc.ca/wildfires 

UPDATES & RESOURCES

Click here to visit our grants page to learn about any open applications


To help vulnerable seniors in your community visit bc211.ca or call 2-1-1

If you can, please consider a gift to United Way British Columbia. As our communities adapt to the ever-changing pandemic landscape, more and more people need help. DONATE NOW and make sure that no one is left behind.

What's New


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Donors give thousands of period products through United Way Period Promise campaign

July 2021
Products will be available to those in need through various central and northern Vancouver Island organizations
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Reaching Home Blog: Strength in our membership

July 2021
Hello, My name is Julie Miller Rushton. I’m the Director of Community Grants here at United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWBC). The following post is part of…
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Job opening for a Marketing & Communications Assistant

July 2021
This Canada Summer Jobs-funded youth position is for up to 14 weeks, Monday to Thursday at $18 an hour.
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Two weeks since the heat wave

July 2021
Nanaimo’s cooling centre at 285 Prideaux to be open on days hotter than 27 degrees Celsius until the end of August.

Lives You've Helped Change

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The struggle to survive

July 2021
Hear from two women who are helping to outfit the homeless with the supplies they need to survive, and what their experience was like being homeless.
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Blazing a trail for the homeless to reach services

July 2021
The Snuneymuxw First Nation’s Wrapping of Blankets outreach program is overcoming racism and discrimination on behalf of their clients
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United Way secures more funding for survival items for unsheltered neighbours

July 2021
Your local United Way British Columbia office secured additional federal dollars to create the OutShop program, run by the Canadian Mental Health Association Mid-Island.
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Housing navigator has your back when looking for a home

July 2021
Tillicum Lelum’s United Way-funded program is getting hundreds of people into homes. And yet, so many more need help.

Where Your Donation Goes

Your donation helps people overcome poverty, kids be all that they can be, and communities become strong.

 

Need Help?

If you’re looking for mental health support, shelter, addictions treatment, food banks and more,
we can help. 

The United Way-funded bc211 program is a confidential referral service (by phone/text at 2-1-1 or online at bc211.ca) get free information and support right in your community.

Call or text, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

The program operates in over 160 languages! 
 

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United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWBC) would like to acknowledge that we are working and living on the traditional lands of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chahn-uulth, and Coast Salish people.

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