Media Releases

United Way Opens Application Process to Further Support Communities During the Pandemic

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) will invest another round of Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) federal dollars in our local communities to help keep vulnerable people safe during COVID-19.

Nanaimo Homeless Count Shows Serious Need for Increased Investments

The 2020 Nanaimo Point-in-Time Homeless Count (PiT Count) final data was presented to Nanaimo City Council today, highlighting the dire need for increased affordable housing and improved services for those facing homelessness.

United Way Invites You to Show Your Local Love During Their Annual Campaign

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island’s (UWCNVI) annual Campaign has started and workplaces and individuals are already showing their local love.

United Way Allocates More Funding to Help Vulnerable People Impacted by the Pandemic

​​​​​​​UWCNVI is pleased to announce 16 additional local organizations from the Malahat to Port Hardy have been funded to support the adaptation of their frontline services to help vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations are helping individuals and families who need it most. The funded programs will support crucial services like mental health and counselling resources, family and children supports, food security and rural food distribution.

Coastal Community Credit Union Donates $25,000 to United Way for Local COVID-19 Pandemic Support

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is grateful to receive a generous $25,000 donation from their long-standing partner Coastal Community Credit Union (CCCU) to support people in increased need during the COVID-19 crisis from Port Hardy to Victoria.

In the News

New supportive housing called a significant step towards ending homelessness in Campbell River

Campbell River Mirror, April 4, 2019

Winter weather shelter for women finally finds a home

Cowichan Valley Citizen, January 2, 2019

February 11 is 211 Day across North America

Comox Valley Tide Change,  February 11, 2019

Generous residents developing a drop-in space for Nanaimo's homeless

Nanaimo News Now, November 9, 2018

2016-Vancouver Island-News

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