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 uwcnvi.ca/covid-19 provides information and resources and invites people to donate to support those most in need through the Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund.

UWCNVI is asking the community to help support the vulnerable and the frontline agencies serving these populations through a special fund, as it continues to coordinate community and social service supports in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region.

“These are unprecedented time but we are well-positioned to help those who need it most. We are mobilizing our resources to best serve our communities and help to keep our neighbours safe and healthy,” says Signy Madden, Executive Director, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. “As many local agencies alter their operations or close their doors, vulnerable populations are at increased risk. We are working with United Ways across the country and province to act quickly to respond to what is happening in our communities across the island.”

As the situation evolves, the needs of our community will change. Working with community partners, UWCNVI will focus vulnerable seniors, food security and basic needs, mental health supports and the safety of our underserved populations.


United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is working with its network of community partner agencies from the Malahat to Port Hardy to prioritize urgent needs and then execute on the delivery of essential products and services.

Nicole Benson

Director of Communications, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island