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United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is launching a fundraising appeal to help our underserved populations during this time of crisis.

Click here for more informationresources, and service provider updates.

Join us and show your Local Love in a Global Crisis, donate today.
 

 

 

100% Local

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

What's New


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Nanaimo Homeless Coalition Communications Contract

April 2020
Nanaimo Homeless Coalition Marketing & Communications Officer Contract 1-year contract for communications and marketing services Start date, ASAP End date, March 31, 2021
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Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

March 2020
As more and more people are appropriately self-isolating, many seniors who are able to live independently with the help of family and friends, are finding those supports unavailable. 
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Hope, humanity and philanthropy in a time of crisis

March 2020
When a pandemic happens, there is worry, stress and fear. But there is also, hope, humanity and philanthropy. We are already seeing how many people in our community want to help those most vulnerable.
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Keeping close during social distancing

March 2020
Staying connected during times of stress is important for everyone.

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

Lives You've Helped Change

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Cowichan Women's Night shelter, one year in operation

December 2019
One year ago on December 20th, the Cowichan Women’s Night Shelter opened its doors to provide homeless women with a safe, warm place to sleep, plus dinner and breakfast.
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Samantha built self confidence and learned to fly

November 2019
Girls Group, you gave me wings to fly very high
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Peter had a hard time finding and keeping a home

November 2019
Peter had a hard time finding and keeping a home
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Children thrive when they spend quality time with caring adults

November 2019
Children thrive when they spend quality time with caring adults