News Releases

Media Releases

Organizations in British Columbia Come Together to Source and Distribute Masks Across Central & Northern Vancouver Island

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is set to distribute 16,000 masks to more than 55 local agencies across the region to protect our communities from the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the One Million Masks project led by Deloitte Canada in partnership with  TransLink, OEC, Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), BC Ferries, BCAA, SCI and BC Transit, distribution led by United Way Lower Mainland.

An inaugural pan Canadian 211 Day

February 11th is 211 Day across North America and for the first time, anyone living in Canada can access free, confidential information on community-based health, social and government services in or near their community.

Two warming centres open in Nanaimo for people experiencing homelessness

Nanaimo, BC – Two warming centres are set to open their doors in Nanaimo funded by United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) and the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy. These warming centres are urgently needed as more than 430 people in Nanaimo are living unsheltered according to the March 2020 Point in Time count. These centres will provide a vital respite from cold weather for people experiencing homelessness this winter.

United Way Grants Further Funding To Help At-Risk People During The Pandemic

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is pleased to announce that 57 local organizations have been approved for funding and/or additional financial assistance for previously funded programs, to further support vulnerable people across the region. This is thanks to a second round of funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) and UWCNVI corporate donors.

RBC Foundation Donates $20,000 to United Way To Support Local Youth and COVID-19 Emergency Efforts

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is grateful to receive a generous $20,000 donation from their long-standing partner RBC Foundation to support youth and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the central & northern Vancouver Island region.

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