Media Releases

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities- Helping isolated seniors stay connected and cared for during COVID-19

Nanaimo, BC – Vancouver Island seniors will be able to receive the support they need during the COVID-19 crisis through a new province-wide initiative, Safe Seniors, Strong Communities. Seniors can request volunteer help with grocery shopping, meal prep and prescription pick-up or receive friendly check-in call by simply dialing 2-1-1 or filling in an online form at

United Way Launches “Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund” for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 Crisis

NANAIMO, BC - United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is launching a fundraising appeal to rally support for the underserved populations during the COVID-19 crisis. A new website provides information and resources and invites people to make a donation to support those most in need through the Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund.

Provincial Point-in-time Homeless Count Coming to Cowichan

Cowichan, BC – To capture a snapshot of people facing homelessness in our community, Cowichan will participate in a province wide point-in-time count on March 12, 2020.

United Way’s campaign makes local issues #UNIGNORABLE at the Annual Campaign Breakfast

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) 2019 #UNIGNORABLE campaign launches on Wednesday, September 18 at the Annual Campaign Breakfast at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre at 7:00 am.

Back to school just got a little bit easier thanks to your donations

Woodgrove Centre’s United by Denim event will take some financial pressure off local families during the back to school season. The event kicks off Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 am in support of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island.

In the News

New supportive housing called a significant step towards ending homelessness in Campbell River

Campbell River Mirror, April 4, 2019

Winter weather shelter for women finally finds a home

Cowichan Valley Citizen, January 2, 2019

February 11 is 211 Day across North America

Comox Valley Tide Change,  February 11, 2019

Generous residents developing a drop-in space for Nanaimo's homeless

Nanaimo News Now, November 9, 2018


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