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IN YOUR COWICHAN COMMUNITY...

YOU fund 18 local programs

Your donations are helping at least 4512 people across Cowichan right now.

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  • Support for Indigenous Agencies

  • Food Bank Program

  • Youth & Young Adult Support Groups

  • Activity Centre

  • Life Skills Program

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  • Indigenous-led Programs

  • Youth Mentoring

  • Parenting Programs & Support Groups

  • Girls’ Empowerment Program

  • Early Literacy & Tutoring

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  • Affordable Housing

  • Parenting & Caregiver Programs

  • Crisis Counselling & Grief Support

  • Transit Assistance Program

  • bc 211 Referral Service

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 Regional Impact pages- Cowichan

2020-2021 Community Impact Report- full

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Stories From Your Community

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Giving back once you can

April 2021
Why do people give? And why to United Way? Whether they give in large or small amounts, we’ve spoken with some of our donors and asked them why. In this series of posts, we’ll share with you what they told us. Here's the second post in the series.
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Duncan breakfast club brings love, support from Indigenous culture to the homeless

March 2021
VIDEO: Hiiye’yu Lelum’s United Way-supported program provides food, clothes-washing, safety and so much more to homeless Indigenous community members in Duncan.
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New United Way research shows positive impact of free period products

March 2021
Today, United Way released the final report on the Period Promise Research Project, providing the most comprehensive image of period poverty in B.C., or in any jurisdiction in Canada.
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United Way Grant Applications Open Soon for 2021-2022 Year

March 2021
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…

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.