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Project Rise helps clients succeed along their journey

May 2022
United Way British Columbia through Government of Canada's Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy is helping change lives by providing a grant to ICCS’ new training and paid work placement…
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There’s Work Left To Do for Bev Suderman

April 2022
After a near-death experience in a car accident, Bev Suderman’s life changed and helped her to figure out what she really wants to do. The CVRD community planner and Cowichan CAB co-chair discusses…
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Getting charities and businesses working together

March 2022
VIDEO: A housing crisis and natural disasters are making it harder for the Clements Centre to reach the folks they serve. But funding through United Way is helping them to forge successful…
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Knowledgeable, objective and kind – counselling as part of your healthcare visit

January 2022
It’s been about eight months since AVI Nanaimo began offering counselling services. Now, with funding from United Way British Columbia, it’s become an integral part of healthcare for the marginalized…
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Warming Centres

December 2021
As we experience cold winter weather across Vancouver Island, warming centres are open to provide a safe space for vulnerable people to warm-up. Find warming centre locations in your community.
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Summer fun changes mom-and-child connection

November 2021
Ann Elmore house gets kids and their moms having fun out in the community with support from United Way British Columbia.
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Canada's National Housing Day

November 2021
Across Canada, November 22nd marks National Housing Day. This day raises awareness about the affordable housing and homelessness crisis impacting hundreds of thousands of families and residents in…
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Peers bring hope and help to those experiencing brain injury

November 2021
The pandemic may be keeping visitors from hospitals, but it’s not stopping people from getting brain injuries. So this peer-support program found a way to keep going with help from United Way.
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There is hope for those dealing with addictions, despite a lack of resources

November 2021
VIDEO: There is no shortage of people ready to address their addictions or substance use, says Recovery Program co-ordinator, but there is certainly a lack of resources. But programs like this one,…
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Going from surviving to engaging in life again after a spinal cord injury

August 2021
United Way-funded peer support program gets folks with spinal cord injuries back out into community.
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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…
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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.
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Fires are destroying the homes of your fellow British Columbians – they need your help now

July 2021
An unprecedented heat-wave, dry conditions and wind are already making wildfires a scourge this summer. But with your help, we can do something about it.
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Nanaimo Cooling Centre Opens

June 2021
The 7-10 Club is opening an emergency cooling centre starting Saturday, June 26th until July 10th. It's open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily for anyone who needs a safe place to cool off.
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United, we are stronger

June 2021
More than ever before, British Columbia communities need help addressing critical social issues like food insecurity, social isolation, homelessness and mental health. To better meet these needs for…
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Cultural connection through healthy cooking

June 2021
United Way CNVI funding helps partnership provide food and culture with cooking program
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When food as a commodity fails

June 2021
VIDEO: Organizing around food security and sovereignty blossoms on West Coast with United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island help
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Board Member Stories: Seeing the big puzzle

May 2021
“We will never fully solve societal problems, but that doesn’t mean we don’t try and help those who are struggling right now, and hope that maybe, eventually, we will have a strong enough influence…
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Masks for Local Love: Cowichan elder spreading mask safety wisdom

May 2021
Science, culture and a grandma-figure combine to make us safer in videos shared by Cowichan elder Stella Johnny.
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Masks for Local Love: Cowichan's mask-makers

May 2021
VIDEO: We want to spread a simple message: wearing a mask is not about fear. Wearing a mask is about protecting yourself and those around you. By wearing a mask, you’re being compassionate, and…