United Way Northern & Central Vancouver Island

What is United Way?

United Way, an international, volunteer-led not-for-profit organization, has 115 local United Ways in Canada. United Way is known as Centraide in Quebec and Ottawa and other French speaking communities across Canada.

Each United Way-Centraide raises money and allocates funds locally to support its community. Each United Way-Centraide is governed by an autonomous local Board of Directors that, with other volunteers and staff, helps build caring, vibrant communities and responds to a broad range of human needs.

What geographic area does United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island serve?

United Way serves the following communities:

  • Central Island – Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Gabriola Island, Cedar, Bowser, Errington, Nanoose Bay, Lantzville and Port Alberni
  • Comox Valley – including Cumberland
  • Campbell River area

How does United Way support our community?

United Way focuses on strategies that help achieve better community outcomes by:

1.     Engaging the community’s resources: financial, influence, time, knowledge and action.

2.     Focusing on underlying causes of social issues.

3.     Strengthening the network of services and the capacity of nonprofits in the community

Address / Contact Info

#9 - 327 Prideaux St Nanaimo, BCV9R 2N4

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 591-8731
Fax : (250) 591-7340


Web Links

Location Map

Classification Tags

Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

This program was last updated on 02 Feb 2016.