Central Island



Tel: (250) 729-7400

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United Way Central Island
204 - 2290 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC
V9T 3K7

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Member Agencies Of The United Way Central Island

BC Children's Hospital
B321 - 4480 Oak St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
To support the purchase of capital equipment for research and advances in pediatric care.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of C.V.I.
#3 - 2350 Labieux Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 3M6
Provides one-to-one role relationship to children between the ages of 6 and 16 to provide a positive role adult role model that nurtures personal growth, self-esteem and healthy development.

Boys & Girls Club of C.V.I.
#20 - Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 1M7
Operates the Primary Enrichment Program for those children who are experiencing a range of challenges adjusting to and succeeding in the Kindergarten classroom.

British Columbia Paraplegic Association
250 - 1585 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G4
Assists people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

Canadian Mental Health Association
1045A Terminal Avenue
Nanaimo, BC V9S 4K3
To empower people with mental health issues to improve the quality of their own lives through a range of support and advocacy.

CNIB– Nanaimo Office
201 Selby Street
Nanaimo, BC V9T 2R2
To foster the mainstream integration of persons who are blind, deaf blind and visually impaired; to provide advocacy, prevention of blindness and promoting sight enhancement services.

Canadian Red Cross Society
1941 Wilfert Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 3H6
Operate the Medial Equipment Loan Service that provides free equipment to patients recovering from illness or injury at home as well as palliative equipment such as wheelchair, crutches and walkers.

Central Vancouver Island Crisis Society
#16 - 1708 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G9
In-house Intervention Training Programs for volunteers to offer compassionate non-judgmental empowerment to people in crises.

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
#114 - 285 Prideaux St.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2
Offers support services to immigrants in the Central Vancouver Island area. Includes outreach programs, ESL classes, employment counselling, cross-cultural and related programs to the community.

Columbian Centre Society
2356 Rosstown Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 3R7
Provides ongoing residential and community oriented support services for adults who are psychiatrically disabled to facilitate personal development and choice so that the best possible mental heath and quality of life may be achieved.

Haven Society: Promoting The Safety of Women, Children, Youth and Families
P.O. Box 311
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5L3
Provides shelter, crisis support and counselling services to women and children who have experienced violence in relationships or sexual assault/abuse.

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre
205-55 Victoria Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N9
Works to decrease the isolation and dependency of people living with hearing loss by increasing understanding, improving communication, improving access and normalizing of personal experience.

John Howard Society
200-1585 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G4
Promotes community involvement to reduce or prevent crime and to minimize its harm to the victim, offender and community. Offers the Think First juvenile crime prevention education program.

Ladysmith Resource Centre
P.O. Box 1653, 721 First Avenue
Ladysmith, BC V0R 2E0
Coordinates, facilitates and provides community services, advocacy and information to enhance the quality of life in the Ladysmith area.

Nanaimo Child Development Centre
1135 Nelson Street
Nanaimo, BC V9S 2K7
Provides specialized services for children from birth to 19 years of age. In operation for over 35 years, the Center helps children with identified disabilities and those at risk for delayed development become fully included in all aspects of the community.

Nanaimo Literacy Association
19 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3
Provides information and guidance to individuals seeking help with basic reading, writing and math through one-on-one volunteer tutors.

Nanaimo Community Hospice
1729 Boundary Ave.
Nanaimo, BC V9S 4P3
Provides compassionate and supportive care to the terminally ill, their families and the bereaved. Also actively facilitates and promotes a coordinated interdisciplinary program of hospice/palliative care in the community.

Multiple Sclerosis Society - C.I. Chapter
P.O. Box 304, Station A
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5L3
Provides support, programs and equipment for people living with MS and their families to enhance their quality of life.

Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy Association
#110 - 55 Victoria Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N9
Provides a Drop in Centre – a safe place for people at risk. Offers counselling, problem solving, agency referral, crisis intervention as well as other services to help those who are unable to address their issues alone.

Nanaimo Family Life Association
1070 Townsite Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1M6
Offers psycho-educational counselling to adults, youth and seniors who are disadvantaged through poverty or low income and experience hardship maintaining the integrity of the family.

Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society
208D - 2520 Bowen Rd.
Nanaimo, BC V9T 3L3
Provides social contact with shut-in aged, lonely and disabled persons through phone calls and visits which enable clients to remain independent in their own homes and avoid institutionalization.

Nanaimo Volunteer and Information Centre
#3 - 2350 Labieux Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 3M6
To provide leadership in voluntary action for all ages while sustaining the value of work; to encourage lifelong learning; to partner in building the community’s quality of life through program and services.

Options for Sexual Health
#204 - 285 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2
Reproductive health services including birth control information and supplies, fertility awareness, pregnancy testing information and counselling, sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment.

St. John Ambulance
2250 Labieux Rd.
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6J9
Provides volunteers the opportunity to serve their community by learning and providing first aid protection and comfort at public events.

Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Society - Building Better Babies Program
602 Haliburton Street
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 6N4
Serves women who may lack resources and support during pregnancies. Program includes counselling on nutrition and lifestyle choices with a goal of promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy children.


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