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When you give to United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island, you help to change the future for tens of thousands of people in our community.

And when you change someone's life for the better, yours changes too.

It's important to give back to your community. It's also important to know your donation is going where it will do the most good for the people who most need it. We make sure the maximum amount possible goes to programs that result in direct and sustainable, positive change. 

All donations of $20 or more will be issued a tax receipt.

Please, give generously. Change a life.

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There are many ways to give:

Legacy Gifts

Make a Legacy Gift.

Securities & Mutual Funds

Make a gift of your securities or mutual funds.


Click here to give Online on the secure Canada Helps site.

By Mail

To donate by mail, download a pledge form. Mail to:

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island
#9 - 327 Prideaux St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N4

You can give a one-time gift by cheque or make a monthly gift. Simply send a cheque marked "void", along with a note indicating how much to deduct each month, to the address noted above. Withdrawals will be on the 1st of the month.

By Phone

To donate by phone, call our Pledge Hotline in your region:

Cowichan: 250.748.1312

Central Island: 250.591.8731

Comox Valley: 250.338.1151

Campbell River: 250.287.3213

Payroll Deduction

Donations can be deducted directly from your weekly or monthly pay. Learn more about it here.

Donate In Honour

An In Honour donation is a unique and easy way to say congratulations, thank you or best wishes. Celebrate your next event or acknowledge a special occasion by making an In Honour donation to United Way. Whether it's a birthday, wedding, holiday, work event or anniversary, an In Honour donation is a meaningful gift to someone special and it supports a great cause. We will send an acknowledgement of your gift on your behalf.

To take part in United Way's In Honour Giving Programs, please contact Isabella at 250.591.8731. You can also download a pledge form and e-mail it to donorservices@uwcnvi.ca.

Why Our Donors Give to United Way

Read stories here from our donors about some of the reasons they give to United Way.

Charitable Number

The charitable business number for United Way is 119260537RR0001.


Donor Bill of Rights

Did you know you have rights as a donor? And we support them.

We are one of numerous organizations that endose the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. 

Download the Donor Bill of Rights pdf here.

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