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Job Opportunity: Impact Admin Assistant - Reaching Home

May 2021
The Impact Admin Assistant- Reaching Home will work closely with the Director of Community Grants providing administration support to the Reaching Home investments, serving Nanaimo and Cowichan.  This…
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Laundry upgrade offers essential hygiene

May 2021
Warmland House Shelter in Duncan is upgrading its hygiene services with United Way help
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The Reaching Home Blog: Addressing homelessness makes us all healthier

May 2021
Hello, My name is Julie Miller Rushton. I’m the Director of Community Grants here at United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. The following post is part of my series addressing the federal…
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Job Opportunity: Temporary Impact Research Support Officer

May 2021
Job Opportunity: Temporary Impact Research Support Officer 
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Bringing in the harvest for your neighbour

May 2021
When a neighbour is in need, a community responds, says Donna and Hal Baldwin.
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Student business ventures reconnect kids to community

April 2021
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding helps students learn from local entrepreneurs with business program
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Let’s do something about Period Poverty on Vancouver Island

April 2021
Landmark research shows a major lack of access to period products in B.C., and United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is doing something about it.
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New research compares high Nanaimo homelessness rate to cities across Canada

April 2021
Compared to cities Nanaimo’s size, the highest per-capita homelessness in Canada could be right here
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Board Member Stories: Life can suddenly change

April 2021
Travis Bryson knows how life can change in an instant. In the 1980’s, he was 10 years old and living on an acreage just outside Dawson Creek. What seemed like a secure and happy life was turned…
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The Reaching Home Blog: United Way’s role in Reaching Home

April 2021
Hello, My name is Julie Miller Rushton. I’m the Director of Community Grants here at United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. The following post is part of my series addressing the federal…
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Job Opportunity: Community Development Officer

April 2021
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) seeks an Community Development Officer to join our Impact team in delivering the United Way mission in Central Island and the Cowichan area…
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Giving back once you can

April 2021
Why do people give? And why to United Way? Whether they give in large or small amounts, we’ve spoken with some of our donors and asked them why. In this series of posts, we’ll share with you what they…
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Gender Journeys post #3: Creating an inclusive community for our trans neighbours

April 2021
Nanaimo Family Life Association is using United Way funding to create and offer trans-focused training
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Learning to live housed, without using

March 2021
HOUSING AND HEALTH SERIES: This is the third post in our Housing and Health series, where we explore the Nanaimo Region John Howard Society’s supportive housing options, funded by United Way Central &…
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Gender Journeys post #2: Helping to guide your way forward

March 2021
This is the second post in a series of three that shares what the Nanaimo Family Life Association’s Gender Journeys program, supported by United Way CNVI, is all about. In this post, we’re taking a…
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New United Way research shows positive impact of free period products

March 2021
Today, United Way released the final report on the Period Promise Research Project, providing the most comprehensive image of period poverty in B.C., or in any jurisdiction in Canada.
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Coordinated Access in Cowichan: A Chance to Come Together

March 2021
Join an upcoming working session to inform what Coordinated Access will look like for the Cowichan Region and how it will impact Cowichan's social safety net and community wellbeing for years to come.…
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Here is how Housing First works

March 2021
HOUSING AND HEALTH SERIES: This is the second post in our Housing and Health series, where we explore the Nanaimo Region John Howard Society’s housing support options, funded by United Way Central &…
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Donor Stories: 'Any of us can fall on hard times' say Jeff and Janet

March 2021
Why do people give? And why to United Way? Whether they give in large or small amounts, we’ve spoken with some of our donors and asked them why. In this series of posts, we’ll share with you what they…
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Gender Journeys post #1: The journey to 'They'

February 2021
This is the first post in a series of three that will share what the Nanaimo Family Life Association’s Gender Journeys program, supported by United Way CNVI, is all about. First, we’re taking a look…
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The Reaching Home Blog: National investment – Community investment

February 2021
Hello,  My name is Julie Miller Rushton. I’m the Director of Community Grants here at United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. The following post is part of my series addressing the federal…
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Zero-interest loans to keep people housed

February 2021
HOUSING AND HEALTH SERIES: This is the first post in our Housing and Health series, where we explore several of the Nanaimo Region John Howard Society’s housing programs. In this series, we’re looking…
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How people are using 211 in the Central and North Island

February 2021
February 11th is 211 Day across North America!   This year, for the first time, anyone living anywhere in Canada can pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 to reach a Service Navigator for information on…
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Answering The Phones For bc211

February 2021
When Janette Razon picks up the phone, she never knows if the person on the other side will be tearfully reaching out for support, or just hoping to find their MLA’s phone number.  Working for BC211’s…
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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.