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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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Job opening for a Marketing & Communications Assistant

July 2021
This Canada Summer Jobs-funded youth position is for up to 14 weeks, Monday to Thursday at $18 an hour.
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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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Cooling Centre Open in Nanaimo for People Experiencing Homelessness

June 2021
A cooling centre to provide relief from the extreme hot weather to Nanaimo’s most vulnerable is now open, thanks to a partnership with the City of Nanaimo, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver…
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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…
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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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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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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…