News Releases

Media Releases

United Way’s Period Promise Campaign helps local people who menstruate get access to product they need

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is once again launching their Period Promise campaign to reduce period poverty and help those who menstruate get access the product they need. Periods are a fact of life. But if you’re living in poverty – or vulnerable in other ways – access to menstrual products can be challenging and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse.

United Way Launches Blue Love Campaign in response to toll on mental health with $15,000 gift from Peninsula Co-op

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is pleased to announce that Peninsula Co-op has generously donated $15,000 to United Way’s new collaborative Blue Love Campaign, initiated to provide increased services for Vancouver Islanders seeking mental health support as we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift will go to fund more mental health resources specifically in the Comox/Courtenay region.

Nanaimo Received Federal Funding To Support Homelessness Crisis Amid Pandemic

To support Nanaimo’s homeless population and to help those at risk of becoming homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island and the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy have provided funding to the community.

United Way Grant Applications Open Soon for 2021-2022 Year

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is accepting applications as of March 15th for the 2021-2022 granting cycle to support local charities delivering support services to vulnerable individuals from the Malahat to Port Hardy thanks to generous ongoing support from local donors.

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.

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