The PlanH Healthy Communities Grant Program is offering two funding streams: the Community Connectedness grant (20 grants of $5,000 each) and the Healthy Public Policy grant (10 grants of $15,000 each). Both grants close on June 1, 2021.
The Nanaimo Family Life Association's Gender Journeys program offers a training program to teach service providers how to respectfully engage with the transgender community, in order to reduce barriers to program and service access for this group.
Virtual Training: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Standard Virtual
The Vancouver Island Mental Health Society is offering virtual trainings on Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Participants will need to complete a self-directed module before participating in the one-day session.
For more information about each training day including registration, click here. Space is limited, so register soon!
Fundraising and Donor Relations Manager - UWCNVI
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is hiring an experienced professional for a full-time position to lead local fundraising efforts.
Click here to see the full job description and how to apply. The position closes on April 30, 2021.
Impact Officer - UWCNVI
UWCNVI is searching for a full-time Impact Officer. Please quote salary expectations in your response.
Click herefor the job posting and how to apply. The position closes on May 7, 2021.
New Supportive Housing Building in Nanaimo
A new four-storey building with 59 units will begin construction this week at 702 Nicol St., with an expected completion date by end of summer 2021.
Overall, there will be 52 suites for people experiencing homelessness, and an additional 7 units exclusively for vulnerable women. Island Crisis Care Society (ICCS) will manage the building and provide residents with 24/7 support services including meals, laundry services and access to mental health and wellness.
This is the first of four new supportive housing projects announced last summer, of which there will be about 300 units built in total in Nanaimo.
The Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA) has been helping youth age 15-30 find work experience, skills programs and housing since 1969.
NYSA runs the Bladerunners and DiverseFutures programs, funded by the provincial and federal governments respectively, to provide training and paid work experience to youth. Youth also have access to housing which allows them to pay stable, more affordable rent prices.