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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…
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Job Opportunity: Better at Home- Regional Community Developer

June 2020
The Regional Community Developer is responsible for the implementation of programs and initiatives and under the Population Health and Government Relations workstream within their assigned region.…
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Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), helping our neighbours get the help they need

May 2020
COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in Canada. The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to help charities and non-profit…
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United Way Executive Director a Member of the New Mayor's Task Force in Nanaimo

May 2020
Following last weeks’ City of Nanaimo announcement of an Emergency Response Centre with 35 emergency shelter spaces for self-isolation during the pandemic, Mayor Leonard Krog announced a Mayor’s Task…
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Message from MLA Sheila Malcomson

April 2020
Thank you to all Nanaimo’s frontline groups for partnering with the Province to better support our community’s most vulnerable. Our government is here to support the valuable work non-profits do to…
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Local Seniors Stay Safe with Your Help

April 2020
It is important to us that our most vulnerable neighbours are not forgotten in this time of great need. That is why United Way created the COVID-19 Seniors Response Fund to help local charitable…
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More Help Needed for Campbell River Fire Evacuees

April 2020
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island has joined with local organizations in Campbell River to help those displaced by an apartment fire. Earlier this month, dozens of families and…
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Celebrating Volunteer Week

April 2020
“Our Vancouver Island communities would look very different without the time, energy and passion of volunteers.” Mary Catherine Williams, Board Member, Volunteer B.C., Executive Director, Volunteer…
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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.