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United Way Invites You to Support Your Neighbours During Their Annual Fundraising Campaign

United Way British Columbia’s annual fundraising campaign has started. Workplaces and individuals are already showing their local love!

United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island 

Charitable organizations and service providers supporting individuals experiencing homelessness in the Cowichan, Duncan and Nanaimo areas are invited to apply for granting through United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island (United Way British Columbia), accessing an additional $2,086,753 funded by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. 

Cooling Centre Open in Nanaimo for People Experiencing Homelessness

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 Island (UWCNVI), and the Nanaimo branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association funded jointly by the City of Nanaimo, UWNCVI, and the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home funds: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.

Merger creates new United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island

Six United Ways have merged as a single organization to increase impact in local communities around the province, including in Central and Northern Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Thompson Nicola Cariboo, Southern Interior, Trail and District, and East Kootenay.

United Way supports vulnerable people in central and northern Vancouver Island by funding local agencies

Thanks to the generous support of thousands of local donors, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is funding 35 local charitable organizations and initiatives delivering support services to vulnerable individuals from the Malahat to Port Hardy.


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We'd love the opportunity to speak about the incredible work we do on behalf of our donors.

If you have a local or national media inquiry, please send us your request with your contact information and we'll do our best to meet your deadline. 

 

Media Contact:

Nicole Benson, Manager, Marketing and Communications

NicoleB@uwbc.ca