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Our Work

We Help Change Lives

Every day we’re working to make central and northern Vancouver Island a better place for everyone who lives here.

 

 

Making a Difference on Vancouver Island

2020-2021 Community Impact

120,553 people helped
182 services agencies supported
254 programs funded

 

Read more in our 2021-2021 Community Impact Report

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How We Help

For a community to be great, it has to be great for everyone.

United Way is a way for us to all work together; a web of local agencies, governments, organizations, partnerships, workplaces and thousands of volunteers and donors.

Collaborate

Collaborate

to bring stakeholders together.

Research

Research

to understand community needs and plan for the future.

Advocate

Advocate

to speak-up about social issues and champion change.

Invest

Invest

in programs and services with measurable results.

Seeing the need and taking action

United Way British Columbia tracks where help is needed in your local community
allowing us to invest your donation where it will have the greatest impact. 

Learn more about our three focus areas:

Increasing Food Security

Increasing Food Security

Successful Kids & Youth

Successful Kids & Youth

Connecting Seniors

Connecting Seniors

Change starts here

100% of your donation stays in the community where you live.

We invest in services and initiatives in central and northern Vancouver Island to help those in need — your family, your friends, your neighbours, your co-workers, or maybe even you.

 

BC 211

bc 2-1-1 Help Line

bc211 is a confidential telephone, texting, and online bc211.ca referral service providing free information for people in need. 


You'll be linked to services such as mental health supports, shelter and housing, legal aid, addictions treatment, newcomer services, food banks and more. 

Call or text, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

The program operates in over 160 languages! 
 

Lives You've Helped Change

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Moms share love for LaFF at Family Day weekend visit

March 2022
VIDEO: Deliveries of food, crafts and games for kids key to LaFF’s response to the pandemic, made possible with United Way funding.
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A night delivering food with Stone Soup

March 2022
VIDEO: Supported by United Way funding, Wisteria Community Association’s Stone Soup program is out every night in Nanaimo, providing essential food, community and care to for those living in poverty or out on the street.
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A safe place for youth to grow and learn

February 2022
The Comox Valley’s Girls Group provides a landing place for youth who are struggling, giving them tools to take on the world alongside a supportive community, and creating role-models and caring friends.
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Coming home sober

January 2022
Island resident shares what it took to get to this point in his journey overcoming alcoholism, and where he’s hoping to go next.