Implementation of an Integrated Coordinated Access System in Nanaimo

Submission Deadline: Monday October 19th, 2020 at 4 pm PDT

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI), on behalf of the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition (NHC), is currently accepting applications from suitable organizations interested in leading the coordination and implementation of an Integrated Coordinated Access (ICA) system for Nanaimo. This is a 5-month project (November 2020 – March 31, 2021) and the total funding available through this Call for Proposals is approximately $50,000

The successful applicant, working in conjunction with the UWCNVI and the NHC will be responsible for the initial development and implementation of an ICA framework. 

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy under the Nanaimo Designated funding for 2020/2021. United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is the Community Entity (CE) that administers the funding for the Designated Communities stream in Nanaimo. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition (NHC), make funding recommendations for the Designated Communities stream. 

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January – March 2020 Request for Proposal

Funding Period: January 30, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Funding available: up to $50,000 by March 31, 2021

  •  $10,000 available for January 30,2020 – March 31, 2020
  • $40,000 available for April 1,2020- March 31, 2021

Application submission deadline: January 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Eligible applicants can apply for all or a portion of the total funding available

Projects must take place before March 31st, 2021 to be considered

Funded activities must be located within the City of Nanaimo

For more information, application forms and details contact Terra at impact@uwcnvi.ca.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home Strategy.

As part of the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home Strategy, the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition has made funds available to support service providers in their efforts to improve services that address homelessness, in preparation for a coordinated access system

This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Improving services (for example, staff training on activities in support of a broader systematic approach to addressing homelessness).
    • System support projects to strengthen the organizational capacity of networks, coalitions and other sector organized groups to develop best practices in terms of service delivery and more responsive, better-integrated services and partnerships.

This objective is in accordance with Section E of the Reaching Home Directives: Coordination of resources and data. Eligible and Non-Eligible Activities can be found here.

For more information, application forms and details contact Terra at impact@uwcnvi.ca.