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Latest News:  

bc211.ca is now available on Vancouver Island! Read the full media release here to learn about how this important initiative is helping connect our communities to the resources they need. 


United Way welcomes Wanda Hamilton as its new Director of Development for Central & Northern Vancouver Island! Read more about Wanda here.

 United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a professional Success by 6 Community Developer in the geographic area of Mt. Waddington and a Success by 6 Community Coordiantor in the area of the Comox Valley. Click here to see the full job postings and learn how you can apply today!


United Way welcomes Nathan Pinfield as its NEW Impact Coordinator for Central & Northern Vancouver Island! Check out Nathan's full welcome on our Facebook Page!

United Way Announces its NEW 2017 Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair. Read the full press release here. 

United Way Cowichan Joins Forces with United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island, creating a larger Regional Model

Thank you to your generous support, United Way is funding 83 programs and projects to help improve lives in our region. Click here for the full list of 2016-2017 Community Partners

United Way is preparing to bring bc211 to Vancouver Island 



Our Goal

Our goal is to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities.


Our Mission

We improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.


Our Values

Together, we:

Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect

Energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership

Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action

Provide non-partisan leadership

Embrace diversity


Together, We Are Possibility.

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, your donations are helping thousands of people in Cowichan, Central Island, Comox Valley and Campbell River. 

Watch our 2016 We Are Possibility Campaign Video to see how your donation makes a difference in the lives of people in your community.


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

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 2015-16 Annual Report.

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

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

  • From Poverty to Possibility 

  • All That Kids Can Be 

  • Healthy People, Strong Communities 

  • Homelessness Partnering Strategy 

  • Early Childhood Development (Success By 6)

  • Seniors (Better at Home) 


The charitable business number for United Way is 119260537RR0001.

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