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Together, We Are Possibility

Watch our 2015 We Are Possibility Video featuring donors, volunteers, Community Partners and supporters from Central Island, the Comox Valley and Campbell River. 

THANK YOU. Your donations change lives.

You can securely donate anytime to United Way's Community Fund by clicking on the big blue button at the top of this page. 

Don't forget to share your contact information with us so that we can let you know how your donation makes a difference in your community. Please note: If you check "Anonymous" when you donate through CanadaHelps, we will not receive your contact information and we will not be able to let you know all the incredible work your donation is doing in your community.

Your donation stays local!

This year, United Way's Community Fund grants are helping 20,300 people in the Central Island, Comox Valley and Campbell River.

Your donation will change a life in your community — maybe that of a friend, family member, neighbour or co-worker. 


TrishRead real stories about the lives you've helped to change.

And lives you've saved, literally.

Like Trish, who lost her job, had to declare bankruptcy, became depressed then suicidal because she couldn't bear to face another day. Thankfully, Trish managed to access free counselling funded by your donations that not only saved her life but transformed it.


Read our 2014-15 Annual Report!

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island serves the Central Island (Ladysmith, Gabriola, Nanaimo, Parksville-Qualicum, Port Alberni and the West Coast), the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Mt. Waddington regions.

United Way is directly involved in major issues that impact our community:

  • Poverty

  • Kids

  • Healthy people

  • Homelessness

  • Early childhood development

  • Seniors


On Tuesday, February 9, the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition, in association with United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) and volunteers from the community, will conduct Nanaimo’s 2016 Point-in-Time (PiT) Homeless Count. Click here for details



Click here for 2016/2017 Funding Guidelines and Grant Application information












The charitable business number for United Way is 119260537RR0001.

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