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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.
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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 –…
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Human Rights Day

December 2020
Human Rights Day
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Giving Tuesday With United Way

December 2020
It's Giving Tuesday! Join United Way today and give back to your community!
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 2020
There are many forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) including physical, emotional, and sexual. One in three women has experienced some form of violence in their lifetime. 
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National Housing Day

November 2020
This sunday is National Housing Day
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What United Way Does In Your Community, In The Words Of Our Partners 

November 2020
VIDEO: We are stronger, and we are better when we work together. Here at United Way, we strive to embody that truth. 
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United Way's Executive Director Presents with the City of Nanaimo's Mayor's Task Force

November 2020
Tonight, alongside members of the City of Nanaimo’s Mayor’s Task Force on Recovery and Resilience, United Way’s Executive Director, Signy Madden, presented the Task Force’s recommendations on…
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It's Spooky Season!

October 2020
Happy Halloween from UWCNVI! We hope you stay safe and have fun!
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It’s World Food Day

October 2020
Globally, we produce more food than ever but food security is still a pressing issue that needs a lasting solution. This year, World Food Day gives us an opportunity to appreciate our most basic…
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211 Service Goes Nationwide With Funding From The Government of Canada

October 2020
VIDEO: On Vancouver Island, we have had the 211 service available to residents for years. Now, this life-saving resource is available for all Canadians.
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It’s Homelessness Action Week 

October 2020
This year, Homelessness Action Week is different, for the same reasons everything else this year has been different.  And yet, some things have stayed the same. The COVID-19 pandemic…
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United Way and the Emergency Community Support Fund Helping Your Community

October 2020
Across the country, local United Ways have disbursed more than $101M through the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). Nationally, 3,592 programs were funded to meet the immediate and pressing…
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2020 Nanaimo Point-in-Time Homeless Count

September 2020
The 2020 Nanaimo Point-in-Time Homeless Count final report has been released, showing that the number of people experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo continues to grow, despite efforts to end…
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Campaign 2020 is here!

September 2020
It’s that time of year again- CAMPAIGN TIME! As our team works hard to navigate the new COVID-19 terrain, we want you to know Campaign is still happening and we are here to support your work place as…
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APPLY NOW: Cowichan Designated Reaching Home Grant Process Now Open

August 2020
Now accepting applications for the Cowichan Designated Reaching Home funding.
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Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry Society Drum Program

June 2020
At the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry Society (UIWONA) in Courtenay, staff provide programs and services to Aboriginal women, children and families to strengthen their Indigenous culture…
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Job opportunity: Communications and Marketing Assistant

June 2020
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a skilled, dedicated, results oriented communications assistant passionate about providing education around pressing social issues…