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Every dollar of your donation stays in central and northern Vancouver Island, building stronger communities, helping kids succeed, and moving families out of poverty.

What's New


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Ollie found his joy

December 2019
When Ollie started with a local therapeutic riding program in Errington six years in ago, he couldn’t walk or communicate.
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Overdose Prevention Resource Guide 2019 - Central Island

November 2019
A community coming together for the central island's opioid epidemic.
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The Power of Giving

November 2019
On GivingTuesday, Show Your Local Love and Fight Homelessness
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Highlights from the 2019 Nanaimo Vital Signs report

November 2019
With a steadily growing population, increasing housing costs, and shocking crime rates, our city needs help and we need to continue to take action, now more than ever.

Where Your Donation Goes

Your donation helps people overcome poverty, kids be all that they can be, and communities become strong.

 

Need Help?

If you’re looking for mental health support, shelter, addictions treatment, food banks and more,
we can help. 

The United Way-funded bc211 program is a confidential referral service (by phone/text at 2-1-1 or online at bc211.ca) get free information and support right in your community.

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

The program operates in over 160 languages! 
 

BC 211

Lives You've Helped Change

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Cowichan Women's Night shelter, one year in operation

December 2019
One year ago on December 20th, the Cowichan Women’s Night Shelter opened its doors to provide homeless women with a safe, warm place to sleep, plus dinner and breakfast.
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Samantha built self confidence and learned to fly

November 2019
Girls Group, you gave me wings to fly very high
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A new friendship helps Liz feel less isolated

October 2019
With all her friends and neighbours gone, Liz felt alone and isolated in a community where she once knew everyone. A new friend changed all of that.
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Amanda Joseph is regaining control of her life

October 2019
Now three years sober, Amanda Joseph has rebuilt her life thanks to the support of a United Way program in Campbell River.