Nanaimo Homeless Coalition

Uniting the organizations, citizens and governments that support our most vulnerable residents.

Together, we work to end homelessness while diminishing the harm it causes to individuals and community.

By bringing together the many organizations working to address homelessness, we are more impactful and effective in our approach.


COVID-19 response for vulnerable populations

On April 1, 2020, the City of Nanaimo held an emergency, special council meeting to discuss some of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on our community. One of the priority concerns is the management of the vulnerable population in Nanaimo in light of the crisis.

At that meeting, it was identified that the City of Nanaimo is working with Island Health and BC Housing to assist in planning for accommodating those experiencing homelessness who may need to be isolated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Health and Housing Task Force will reconvene and work with the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition to identify strategies to assist those experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full news release from the City, here.


SERVICE PROVIDER UPDATES: The latest information on which programs and services are operational in Nanaimo.


MESSAGE FROM MP PAUL MANLY: Information and updates on relief programs and funding from the Federal Government


INFORMATION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS: Updates on resources and investments from senior levels of government.


BC NON-PROFIT IMPACT SURVEY: How has COVID-19 impacted your organization? Where do you need funding and support? From Vancouver Foundation


Community Profile: Mobile Youth Outreach Team

This no-barrier outreach service is addressing the needs of youth experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo by delivering free personal hygiene goods, food, harm reduction supplies and survival gear.

Register your Organization with HelpSeeker

Do you work for a charity, non-profit or government organization that helps people in Nanaimo? Help your clients find you when they need you by registering your org on HelpSeeker. Learn more...

COVID-19 Information for Service Providers

Funding, resources and programs that have become available from senior levels of government for service providers.

Message from MP Paul Manly

My team has been following all of the updates and have compiled a chart for quick and easy access to the different relief programs available.

Status of NHC Member Service Agencies during COVID-19

An update on the operations and services for those facing homelessness and housing insecurity, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Community Profile: Island Crisis Care Society

ICCS has been providing shelter and care for those in need in Nanaimo and Oceanside since the 1980s. Learn more about how it's helping people with crisis stabilization and housing in Nanaimo.

Community Profile: Salvation Army New Hope Centre

Since 1888, the Salvation Army has been providing essential services to the people who need it the most in Nanaimo. Learn more about how their work has evolved and the impact they're having today.

Stakeholder Engagement: Health & Housing Design Labs

To better address Nanaimo's critical social issues, a series of solutions-based workshops on health, housing and homelessness will be held this march. Learn more about the Design Labs.

Join us on Social Media

More information, resources and news about homelessness in Nanaimo


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Take a look at our five-year plan

Nanaimo's Action Plan to End Homelessness was developed by the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition
and endorsed by the City of Nanaimo.


Learn more about the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition



The Nanaimo Homeless Coalition offers guidance and direction on the delivery of services for our most at-risk residents, by bringing together the many organizations working to address homelessness.

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