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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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Our 2020-2021 Community Impact was incredible.
Learn about how much your local United Way supported those most vulnerable in your community.

Read our Impact Report here

If you are looking for local support  in your community visit bc211.ca or call 2-1-1


What's New


Health through play in Duncan

October 2021
Hiiye’yu Lelum’s Right to Play, funded by United Way British Columbia, is keeping Indigenous kids active, connected and healthy despite challenges

Visibility leads to accessibility, says Spinal Cord Injury BC manager

October 2021
SCI BC’s United Way-funded Peer Support Program gets people active and out in the community, which in turn raises the general public’s awareness of accessibility issues.

Comox produce gleaning a win-win-win for all

October 2021
LUSH Valley’s United Way-supported fruit and vegetable picking program is gathering thousands of pounds of produce for the community

United Way British Columbia supports food security in rural and Indigenous communities

October 2021
Healthy, nutritious food is far out of reach for many British Columbians living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. In fact, almost 12% of households in rural BC are food insecure.

Lives You've Helped Change


Caring for a caregiver with home-cooked meals

September 2021
VIDEO: “I think it’s just marvelous that they were able to manage to have the Farm to Family program come together the way it has during this time of COVID,” says Peter. Pandemic safety restrictions eliminated most of the in-person health-supports…

Showing isolated seniors that they are not forgotten

September 2021
VIDEO: “It’s fellowship, it’s friendship, and above all it’s not being alone,” says Felicity. That’s her description of the United Way-funded Hardy Bay Senior Citizen’s Society. Despite only having been a member for the last few years, it has been…

United Way support keeps mental health a top priority in kids’ program

September 2021
VIDEO: “What do you think of Katie?” “She’s pretty fun, and she’s helping and caring,” says Edith, as a smile spreads across her face. And that’s exactly what Edith has needed over the past year. Like so many children, eight-year-old Edith has…

Meals that make a difference on Denman Island

August 2021
Caregiver shares how United Way-funded Farm to Family program lightened the load when COVID left his family with fewer supports.

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.