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SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION AND ADVOCACY

Supporting people impacted by systemic barriers

 

WHO WE ARE

Our Vision

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.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

WE'RE HIRING!

FUN JOB ALERT! BE OUTSIDE, RAISE AWARENESS, ATTEND EVENTS, POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA!


Support the successful launch and operations of Nanaimo Bikes, a SEIA Social Enterprise. Nanaimo Bikes is a Corner Store On-The-Go that will be bringing delicious, healthy, locally sourced snacks and swag to parks and events in downtown Nanaimo this Summer!

Two Positions Available:

1. Nanaimo Bikes Operator and Sales Clerk

2. Nanaimo Bikes Operator and Sales Coordinator

Please see the attached job descriptions in the link below for more information on the position and how to apply.

25 FOR 25 CHALLENGE

SEIA is honoured to be selected as one of Nanaimo’s community service organizations celebrated by Daybreak Rotary as part of their 25 for 25 Campaign celebrating 25 years of service in Nanaimo! 

Run, walk or cycle 25 kms between May 25 - June 25. Every dollar raised for SEIA is matched by Daybreak Rotary, up to $1,000! Let’s help each other enjoy the outdoors, keep active, and raise money too!

5 SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Register at https://www.daybreakrotary.ca/

  2. Choose SEIA – Society for Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy for your $25 registration/donation

  3. Encourage your friends and family to join the challenge or to sponsor you by making a donation

  4. Move 25 km in 30 days and FEEL GREAT!

  5. Have fun and see you out there!

WARMING CENTER

"Let's reopen the SEIA warming center! We hope to make this possible with your generous support.

Throughout March and April of 2021 more than 800 clients accessed the center and its services. Open from 10 am - 12 noon and again from 1 - 4pm, the space is much more than a warming center. Clients can wash and dry blankets, access washrooms, a computer, and a phone, charge their phone, rest, grab a hygiene kit, clothing and small household items, a meal and drink, even receive legal, tenancy and crisis information and advocacy. 


These services and the support of dedicated SEIA staff and volunteers have helped raise spirits, provide opportunities, meet basic needs and save lives. 


We are raising money to extend the rent agreement and continue offering the critical services of the SEIA Warming Center. Any donation will help make an impact. Thank you in advance for your contribution, it means so much to so many people."

- Nicole Bennett , Treasurer, SEIA

Please visit our GoFund me page by clicking the button below!

 

CONTACT THE SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION AND ADVOCACY

203-489 Wallace St.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B7

T: 250-753-2321 /

F: 250-753-2486

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