PROUD Community Action
At Casino Nanaimo, we believe that PROUD community action speak louder than words. That is why we are always looking for opportunities to become involved with community partners and charitable organizations within our city. By getting out into our community to volunteer our PROUD community action efforts, we achieve meaningful results that have made our Nanaimo community support services better and stronger for everyone.
Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
Casino Nanaimo presented a cheque for $1000 to the Hike for Hospice. The Hike for Hospice is an annual event held each year in the month of June during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The Hospice provides dignity and peace to those dying; their caregivers receive the help they need.
Nanaimo Search & Rescue
As a team of dedicated volunteers we strive to develop and maintain, with a high degree of proficiency, the skills necessary to better serve the public and ensure the safety of our members while performing SAR related tasks. On call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, these unpaid professionals provide their time, their own gear and their dedication and expertise at no cost to the people of BC, and to the subjects they rescue.
Zonta Club of Nanaimo
The Zonta Club of Nanaimo, a part of Zonta International, is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide and right here in our community through service and advocacy. Their annual Red Gala is held every February in support of women’s heart health and projects in the community.
Nanaimo Community Kitchens
Nanaimo Community Kitchens organizes and supports individuals, community groups, or agencies in their efforts to start and maintain community kitchens in Nanaimo. By becoming a registered society in 2005, we can now raise funds to pay for food costs, child minding and leadership of the cooking groups. We help low income individuals and families, who struggle to feed themselves, stretch their food dollars.
Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization
NUKO’s story began in 2005 when a group of parents banded together to create a learning center where their children could be successful. We serve children aged 2.5 – 19 who face neurological disabilities like autism, downs syndrome, FAS and others that impact learning; providing support academically, recreationally, socially and behaviorally.
BC Schizophrenia Society
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by families and friends of people with schizophrenia. Since then, BCSS has grown into a province-wide family support system. We are dedicated to supporting each other, educating the public, raising funds for research and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illness.
Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Nanaimo
Deemed a registered charity in good standing for 20 years the Pregnancy Center in Nanaimo provides non-judgmental support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. The compassionate staff will provide you with accurate information regarding abortion, adoption and parenting so that you can confidently make an educated choice for yourself while feeling completely supported and cared for as a person.
Good Samaritan House
Samaritan House provides four services to women in crisis: emergency shelter, supportive housing, transitional housing, and rent subsidies. Emergency shelter services at Samaritan House have been an integral part of the operation since 1989.
Nanaimo Meals on Wheels
Our mandate is to provide nutritious meals to those unable to cook for themselves. Meals can be provided on an ongoing basis or short term if you are recovering from illness or surgery.
Salvation Army Community Church
The Salvation Army has been active in the community of Nanaimo since 1888. The Salvation Army continues to `provide emergency assistance and the community meal program. In 2007, the New Hope Centre which houses an emergency shelter, transitional housing and halfway house was opened
Based on a Portuguese Fable, Stone Soup is an old folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food, in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys. The Association was established by a group of friends and neighbors who wanted to do more for their community. Casino Nanaimo volunteered over 44 hours between 14 team members at Stone Soup.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Over $2500 was PROUDLY donated to the Heart & Stroke Foundation on behalf of the entire Big Bike team at Casino Nanaimo. They rode the Big Bike through downtown Nanaimo, in a show of support and commitment for heart disease and stroke research.
Host to the Annual Nanaimo Pride Week celebrations, the society manage the 3rd largest Pride Parade and Festival in BC, and produces other inclusive events for all ages and all faces from our community. Completely non-profit and powered by volunteers, the society raises funds throughout the year and is supported by strong relationships with community sponsors. Casino Nanaimo participated in the parade and sported a decorative float