United Way

United Way

From the Powell River District through Central and Northern Vancouver Island, VIU sopports the United Way.


Join us and show your Local Love in a Global Crisis, donate today.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island knows there are vulnerable people in our communities that need more help than ever. We are working with all levels of government, service providers and individuals to understand how and where we can make the greatest impact.

Click here for more informationresources, and service provider updates.

To help vulnerable seniors in your community visit bc211.ca or call 2-1-1

Why Support United Way?

United Way changes people’s lives for the better by tackling pressing social issues in your community.

Show Your Local Love! 

Do you love where you live? Do you want to make this community even stronger? Show your local love.

Our local communities all face the same challenges: homelessness and child vulnerability—poverty, in all its forms. Local love is about local people doing good locally, showing their commitment to the long-term vitality of this place we call home.

Your donation helps United Way tackle tough social issues by:

  • researching conditions,
  • building coalitions that are more effective than one player or funder working alone,
  • and directing donated dollars to help some of our most vulnerable neighbours.

See how your local love can change lives.

Watch United Way’s 2018-19 Show Your Local Love Campaign Video.

100% Local

United Way Campaign will positively affect more than 52,000 people through more than 116 programs on Vancouver Island and in Powell River.

Your donation is invested into services to help those in need – your friends, neighbors, co-workers or maybe even yourself – when it’s needed most.

Find out more about where your donations to United Way go and how those donations support your community.