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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. 

Are you and your workplace looking to support your local community this year?

Learn more about hosting your own workplace campaign, here!

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Everything you need to run your workplace campaign.


UPDATES & RESOURCES

Emergency Community Support Fund: Round 2

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Applications for the Government of Canada's ECSF Round 2 is now open to support vulnerable people in our communities stay safe during COVID-19

Reaching Home COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan Funding

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Funded by the Government of Canada, United Way is now accepting applications supporting organizations in the homeless-serving sector responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Nanaimo for emergency expenses.

Nanaimo area: COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan
 

Reaching Home Nanaimo Designated 2020-2021

CALL FOR PROPOSAL

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Implementation of an Integrated Coordinated Access System in Nanaimo

Click here to visit our grants page to learn about all our 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. 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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A Special Thank You To Our Donors And Supporters

January 2021
VIDEO: We cannot say it enough, or more sincerely: all of us at United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island thank you for all your support during this difficult year.
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RBC Initiative with Local United Way Sees Staff Donate Blankets to Those in Need 

January 2021
There are many ways to help our neighbours in need: for local Nanaimo RBC branches, they’ve brought warmth and care with their Blanket the Island with Kindness initiative. 
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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world and how we operated within it.

January 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world and how we operated within it. It continues to have an unprecedented impact on our communities, but thanks to our donors, volunteers and many supporters – businesses, organizations, and workplaces –…
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Human Rights Day

December 2020
Human Rights Day

Lives You've Helped Change

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Cabin Shelters Bring Warmth, Security to Cowichan-Area Residents Without Homes

January 2021
VIDEO: On Friday, Jan. 8, the lives of a handful of Duncan residents living in tents changed for the better thanks to United Way, local service providers and the federal governement.
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Ladysmith Program Giving People Purpos and Support with Thanks to United Way

January 2021
We have all needed to discover ways of coping since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, that has meant reaching out to food programs to help feed their families, or tapping into online programming to keep their kids learning and happy.  For…
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Bringing in the New Year with a special meal 

January 2021
United Way-supported seniors group continues serving up love 
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United Way-Funded Program Supports All Families Through The Pandemic 

December 2020
Raising children is a challenge no matter your situation, but for those who bravely take it on a second time as parents to their grandchildren, there can often be a whole new set of concerns. 

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! 
 

BC 211

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island 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.