Participate in the Mid Island Gives UN-Event!


Your favourite charity could win $500


It's the most comfortable event of the year!
No black tie or babysitter required. We won't judge if your slippers don't match your outfit. A glass of chilled pinot grigio and a gourmet lobster dinner will not be provided - unless that's your specialty!
We invite you to stay home, put your feet up,
and NOT purchase a ticket.


On December 18th, 2018 vote for your favourite Mid Island Gives Partner Organization.  The winning orgnaization will receive a $500 grant from the Nanaimo Foundation.



Mid Island Gives is a GivingTuesday movement

It is a partnership of Mid Island charitable and non-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness of the important work of the organizations in our community.
  • We are increasing public understanding of the non-profits in our COMMUNITY.
  • We are dedicated to making our community better for EVERYONE.
  • We encourage GIVING of all kinds.
  • We are showcasing our STRONG and DIVERSE non-profit community.
Mid Island Gives is a GivingTuesday movement in Central Vancouver Island.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 is GivingTuesday. It is a day dedicated to giving back around the world, across Canada and in our own community. It is an opportunity for charities, companies and individuals to join together and promote support for favourite causes.

Join Mid Island Gives as a partner nonprofit organization to highlight your important work in our community.

Join Mid Island Gives as a supporter and pledge how you will make a difference.


Many local organizations offer exciting and interesting volunteer opportunities. Volunteer your time to help fulfill their mission.


Check out our Partner Organizations list and make a donation directly to one of these important causes.


Several local organizations are in need of items. Reach out to your favourite organization and request their wish list. 



Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber there is a day dedicated to giving back.
It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The "Opening day of the giving season," it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
"We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too."
For more information on GivingTuesday visit

Mid Island Gives Blog

The goal of Mid Island Gives is to raise awareness of the important work being done in our community by non-profit organizations. Our blog will regularly feature this amazing work by profiling local organizations.
If you would like to have your organization featured, please send a blog post and photo to
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 23:19 | 1 Comment »



The performing arts play a vital role in building healthy, vibrant, creative communities. At The Port Theatre we know that the arts inspire wonder, celebration and a sense of belonging…we know because we see it every time there is an audience in our theatre and a performer on our stage.



The Port Theatre Society is proud to stimulate and enhance artistic, cultural and economic activity of central Vancouver Island. The theatre is a focal point for residents and visitors alike, offering a broad range of cultural events designed to meet many diverse interests and needs.

Through our own programming, the Spotlight Series, we present exceptional Canadian and international performing artists, every one of them showcasing artistic excellence and innovation. At the core of our mandate, we offer access to the arts for youth and community organizations through our many outreach programs, including reduced rental rates for non-profit and community groups.



When you donate to The Port Theatre Society, you are investing in the health and vitality of our community. Together we are establishing Nanaimo’s essential position in Canada’s cultural map.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 13:21 | 4 Comments »


PacificSport Vancouver Island is a not-for-profit regional sport hub created to lead athlete, coach, and community sport services on Vancouver Island.

Our organization provides dedicated support to more than 100 registered athletes and coaches, in addition to hosting community support programs and events for youth to adults. Through partnership with recreation departments, school districts, health authorities and local sport organizations, PacificSport Vancouver Island delivers programming for the Canadian Sport For Life movement, improving the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada.

From grassroots, community sport day camps to high performance athlete development, PacificSport Vancouver Island inspires and engages our community to excel and be active for life.


PacificSport Vancouver Island offers: 

  • Multi-sport camps for children and youth
  • Leadership development courses
  • Athlete development and training opportunities
  • Community physical activity programs for all abilities
  • Certified coach and official training clinics
  • Physical activity and sport resources for all sport leaders and educators
  • Special events in Nanaimo

Contact PacificSport Vancouver Island:

5840 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC V9T 5N3
Phone: 250-758-6094


Thursday, July 21, 2016, 12:31 | 14 Comments »

For nearly 40 years, Volunteer Nanaimo has been serving the community and Non-profit organizations in the greater Nanaimo area. Volunteer Nanaimo is a multi-service volunteer centre and provides several programs for Nanaimo Volunteer and Information Centre Society.

The Nanaimo Volunteer and Information Centre Society (NVICS), also known as Volunteer Nanaimo, has been acting as the central hub of the Non Profit and Volunteering Community here in Nanaimo since 1979.

Our mission; we commit to enhance the quality of life in our community by increasing the impact of volunteerism.

Our organization pursues our Mission by:

-  Promoting volunteerism and raising awareness of the power of service.

-  Building capacity of Non-profit and community based organizations along with the volunteers and their staff.

-  Connecting people with opportunities to serve.

-  Providing leadership and support with issues related to volunteerism, Non-profit and community based organizations.

- Delivering current resources, information and services to volunteers, community, non-profit and community based organizations.

Volunteer Nanaimo plays a key role in the development of volunteerism in the Nanaimo region. With over 800 non-profit and community based organizations we connect thousands of individuals with important volunteer opportunities in their community.

Contact Volunteer Nanaimo

E – 3148 Barons Rd
Nanaimo, BC V9T 4B5
Telephone: 250-758-7121
Fax: 250-758-7106

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 16:43 | 1 Comment »

We are excited about our Civic Movement! 

The goal of Mid Island Gives is to raise awareness about the important work being done in our community by non-profit organizations. We intend to showcase this amazing work by profiling a local organizations. 

Stay tuned!

~ the team at Mid Island Gives

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