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United Way BC Central & Northern Vancouver Island Region

Serving Central and Northern Vancouver Island and the diverse and vibrant mix of people and cultures living in the region north of the Malahat, we help communities thrive through access to resources.

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Central & Northern Vancouver Island

In United Way BC Central and Northern Vancouver Island region, 39 programs were supported to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

Local Impact

Learn more about the impact we’re making in the region.

Distributing vital resources

By providing more than 30,000 vital personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and masks, to community partners across our region as part of our COVID-19 response.

Supporting health & wellness

Through the support of the Farm to Family Meals Service on Denman Island. Local children received lunches at school and elders and seniors received the nutritious, prepared meals they required.

Tackling period poverty

By collecting and distributing over 1,200 menstrual products as part of the Period Promise campaign to help those who struggle to purchase products, break stigma, and raise the profile of the issue in our community.

Expanding access to essential services

By facilitating the Transportation Assistance Program in Cowichan. Over 5,000 transit tickets were given out to our vulnerable neighbours to help provide access to food, medical, and counselling appointments, employment supports, children or senior services, and justice.

Investing in our communities

In addition, with the dedication and knowledge of the government and community members on the Reaching Home Community Advisory Boards in Cowichan and Nanaimo, we invested over $3.6 million into 35 homelessness services across the region.


Learn more about our work in the region.

Impact Stories

Local love in your community.

Contact Us

Contact the Central & Northern Vancouver Island team.

Tel: 250-591-8731


Address: #9-327 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N4