SEIA is a community-based organization that provides service and support through internal programs and external partnerships so that all persons impacted by systemic barriers are able to access the services, supports and benefits to which they are entitled regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, income, education, or family status and, as a result, experience enhanced health, well-being and social inclusion.
Women's Support Line:
114-285 Prideaux St.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2
SEIA represents the merging in 2019 of two long-standing, respected Nanaimo service providers: Nanaimo Citizens Advocacy (NCA) and The Nanaimo Women's Centre (NWC). Bringing these two organizations together under one name, one purpose and one vision provides the opportunity to offer comprehensive supports to clients throughout the Central Vancouver Island.
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SEIA is a charity and gratefully accepts donations to support our work. Charity #133424523RR0001.
From Executive Director Chantale Roelens:
"I am endlessly grateful for our community's generosity; your donations make it possible for SEIA to support some of the most marginalized individuals to families, women and youth."
Donations may be made electronically by INTERAC e-Transfer:
Or through PayPal:
Or by cheque in-person or by mail
Our address until March 1, 2020: 114-285 Prideaux St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2.
Building materials for our new location!
On March 1, 2020 we will be moving to new premises and are in need of building materials to finish and equip our space. Please contact us if you know of an organization who can help!
SEIA recognizes that many existing systems of power grant privilege and access unequally, and that equity is crucial to the long-term health of communities. To this end, SEIA works to support people impacted by systemic barriers who are most at risk at being excluded from society by providing: outreach; general and legal advocacy; crisis help; information, referrals and resource-planning; tenancy support; customized social and educational programming for youth and seniors; and by operating a women's centre where anyone identifying as female can access resources, support and social connection. We also work to build strategic partnerships with other service providers in the Central Vancouver Island community to ensure vulnerable people have increased access to wrap-around supports, community and connection.
SEIA's new web site is under development. Full details about the Society's programs, resources, news, events, volunteering opportunities, and more will be available online shortly.
SEIA - Society for Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy
Phone: 250-753-2321 | 114-285 Prideaux St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2 | Women's Resource & Support Line: 250-753-0633