In Your Cowichan Community...
Throughout the pandemic, together we helped 37,100 people access 40 high-impact programs through 21 agencies.
178,794 meals served
37,194 remote support
112 nights of shelter
2020-2021 Community Impact
Together, We're Building Stronger Communities
A thriving community is one where people feel supported and connected; it's a place where everyone has the chance to live with dignity, find joy, and succeed. When we help people support themselves, we lift up our entire community.
Our commitment to our community helped provide much needed safe, affordable housing for women and women with children experiencing violence. Secure and stable housing is a main determinant of health, and also benefits individuals, families and the entire community
We were able to provide food to the vulnerable population through granting to food security organizations. Many
of these services shut down in light of COVID-19, which meant we needed to find another way to support food
distribution. We began gathering information about which organizations were open and which had closed. We
shared this list with our many partners and this allowed for a community-based, streamlined assessment approach
to help those who needed it most.
We collected data through the Point-In-Time Count to inform United Way grants, other local non-profits and policymakers and drive solutions to support local people experiencing homelessness.
We helped the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society with administrative support and guidance to keep the Cold Weather Shelter for Women open and shelter 250 women. In 2018, we were a key driver in opening the much-needed warming center and continue to support this important shelter.
We secured four years of designated federal funding from Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy in Cowichan and are working closely with the Tze Tza Watul Community Advisory Board to invest these dollars in the community.
YOU fund 14 local programs
Your donations are helping 451 people across Cowichan right now.
Support for Indigenous Agencies
Food Bank Program
Youth & Young Adult Support Groups
Parenting Programs & Support Groups
Girls’ Empowerment Program
Early Literacy & Tutoring
Life Skills Program
Parenting & Caregiver Programs
Crisis Counselling & Grief Support
Transit Assistance Program
bc 211 Referral Service