Port Alberni & West Coast

In these challenging times, your local United Way has stepped up to support those most vulnerable in your community.

We are proud to say that since April 2020, we have funded a variety of services in the Port Alberni and West Coast regions through our dedicated community partners.

Some of the ways we’ve helped include:

  • 29,400 + meals served

  • 7,170 + food hampers delivered

  • 1,217 + youth and adult counselling sessions attended

  • 700 + food cards for seniors and families distributed

  • Friendly check-in phone calls with seniors in isolation

  • Support non-profits to buy safety equipment and adjust their processes so they can continue to serve people in need

  • Funded 12 high-impact programs through 10 local agencies

Your Port Alberni & West Coast communities need you now more than ever.



What Matters in Port Alberni & the West Coast

  • 21% of all residents are living in poverty.

  • 31% of children live in poverty.

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Read about the impact in your community.

2020-Vancouver Island-VertFear and Anxiety Calmed for Students Thanks to United Way Funded Counsellor.

We are living through extraordinary times where no one is sure what’s going to happen.



2020-Vancouver Island-Woman on phoneWest Coast Hospice Provides Free Counselling with United Way Support.


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