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Help us advocate for affordable housing in Nanaimo. Write a letter to the editor or to city council to show your support for the Nanaimo Community Plan to End Homelessness and the Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy, the two plans that have been endorsed by the City of Nanaimo and are being used as the framework to roll out new supportive housing and emergency shelters. 


United Way Grants

Donors trust United Way to wisely invest their donations into programs that address the most urgent needs and also have the greatest positive impact on the community and the children, families and individuals in each of the communities we serve. As part of our stewardship of financial contributions, United Way has a strong process in place to ensure the best investment.

United Way has committees of volunteers (Impact Councils) review applications from registered charities and recommends funding decisions to the Board of Directors. Their recommendations are based on community priorities, specific funding criteria and local research gathered on needs/possible solutions.

Learn about United Way's granting philosophy and how to apply for a grant


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Volunteer your time and skills to help those in need. We need general office help and assistance with events, as well as committee and board opportunities.

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