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Our Work

We Help Change Lives

Every day we’re working to make central and northern Vancouver Island a better place for everyone who lives here.

 

 

Making a Difference on Vancouver Island

52,177 people being helped
10 effective coalitions/networks convened
4 research reports conducted
90 services agencies supported
116 programs funded

How We Help

For a community to be great, it has to be great for everyone.

United Way is a way for us to all work together; a web of local agencies, governments, organizations, partnerships, workplaces and thousands of volunteers and donors.

Collaborate

Collaborate

to bring stakeholders together.

Research

Research

to understand community needs and plan for the future.

Advocate

Advocate

to speak-up about social issues and champion change.

Invest

Invest

in programs and services with measurable results.

Seeing the need and taking action

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island tracks where help is needed in our local community.
This allows us to invest your donation where it will have the greatest impact. 

Learn more about our three focus areas:

Change starts here

100% of your donation stays in the community where you live.

We invest in services and initiatives in central and northern Vancouver Island to help those in need — your family, your friends, your neighbours, your co-workers, or maybe even you.

 

BC 211

bc 2-1-1 Help Line

bc211 is a confidential telephone, texting, and online bc211.ca referral service providing free information for people in need. 


You'll be linked to services such as mental health supports, shelter and housing, legal aid, addictions treatment, newcomer services, food banks and more. 

Call or text, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

The program operates in over 160 languages! 
 

Lives You've Helped Change

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Cowichan Women's Night shelter, one year in operation

December 2019
One year ago on December 20th, the Cowichan Women’s Night Shelter opened its doors to provide homeless women with a safe, warm place to sleep, plus dinner and breakfast.
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Samantha built self confidence and learned to fly

November 2019
Girls Group, you gave me wings to fly very high
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A new friendship helps Liz feel less isolated

October 2019
With all her friends and neighbours gone, Liz felt alone and isolated in a community where she once knew everyone. A new friend changed all of that.
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Amanda Joseph is regaining control of her life

October 2019
Now three years sober, Amanda Joseph has rebuilt her life thanks to the support of a United Way program in Campbell River.