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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


Life changing support for LGBTQ2S+ youth

July 2019
In a small city without a large LGBTQ2S+ community, finding likeminded people can make a world of difference, especially to a young teenager.

The hidden story of Métis people on Vancouver Island

June 2019
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island recognizes how important it is to help preserve and promote Métis culture on Vancouver Island, so we invite you to join us at the Vancouver Island Métis Rendezvous.

May is Leave a Legacy Month

June 2019
Change lives, grant wishes, and make your vision of a better tomorrow come true. Learn how to support your passions by leaving a charitable donation in your Will.

Join us for Conscious Kindness Day

May 2019
Help us celebrate a day that inspires people everywhere to be kind every day. Kindness inspires teamwork and helps people feel respected and less alone. Kindness connects people and makes them feel valued and included. Being kind improves mental…

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 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


Anxiety no longer rules Sam's life

July 2019
Sam has always dealt with anxiety and because of generous donors like you, he was able to join a program that turned him into a leader.

After-school cooking program helps Kevin through a difficult time

December 2018
Thanks to United Way, youth in Courtenay are learning to cook through LUSH Valley Food Action Society's Young Cooks program.

Hospice softens Kate’s path through grief

November 2018
Three years ago, Kate said goodbye to her husband. A United Way-funded program gave her hope.

Reading between the lines

August 2018
When Jayce’s kids fell behind in reading, a United Way program helped them improve their skills—and their confidence.