In the Community
July 29, 2019

Social Responsibility is our mandate

Supporting community is one of the seven International Principles upon which co-operatives are built. At the Co-op, our social responsibility is as important as providing services for our members. You can see some of the things we do to support the community on our Co-op News pages.

Building our community

Mid Island Co-op supports a broad range of organizations, with priority given to those projects or organizations that build long-term capacity in our community. And our responsibility goes beyond our local community – we believe we have a responsibility to do business in a way that is environmentally sound and that encourages equality beyond our borders.

Applications for Sponsorship & Funding

Please see our Application for Sponsorship & Funding, attached at the bottom of this page. Application deadlines are as follows: April 30, August 31, and December 31.

Donation Guidelines

Mid Island Co-op focuses on five priorities: 

  • Arts & culture
  • Community non-profit
  • Health & wellness
  • Youth education
  • Youth sports & recreation

Picture left to right: Mid Island Co-op's Funding Chair Barb Peters and Lieutenant Kris Bergen from the Errington & District Volunteer Fire Department.

 


 Blow are some of the amazing community organizations supported by Mid Island Co-op:

  • Lake Cowichan Community Services Society
  • Mid Island Abilities & Independent Living Society
  • Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation
  • Gabriola Player Theatre Society
  • Chemainus Little Town Christmas Society
  • Lake Cowichan Elementary Breakfast Group
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Vancouver Island
  • Autism Society of Central Vancouver Island
  • Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association
  • Oceanside Kidfest Society
  • Lake Cowichan Hospital Auxiliary
  • Salt Spring Minor Baseball
  • South End Community Association
  • Salt Spring Lady Minto Hospital Foundation
  • Angels Abreast Dragon Boaters
  • Georgia Basin Ecological Restoration Society
  • Arrowsmith Health Care Society
  • Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival
  • The Nature Trust of BC Brant Festival
  • Nanaimo Science & Sustainability Society
  • Salt Spring SPCA
  • Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors
  • Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards
  • North Cowichan Fire Department
  • Salt Spring United Church
  • The Kidney Foundation Walk – Nanaimo
  • NDSS Islanders Sr. & Jr. Football Association
  • Parksville/Qualicum Legion 76
  • Nanaimo Regional John Howards Society
  • Errington Memorial Hall Association
  • Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Association
  • Gabriola Lions Club
  • Volunteer Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island Symphony
  • Lantzville Ladies Legion #257
  • Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club
  • Cowichan Neighbourhood House Assoc.
  • Arts on the Avenue Ladysmith
  • Vancouver Island Shriners
  • Mid Isle Highlanders FC Association
  • Heart For Harewood
  • Nanaimo Child Development Centre
  • Salt Spring Singers Society
  • United Way Central Vancouver Island
  • Island Pathways- Salt Spring Island
  • Society Vancouver Island Mental Health
  • Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society
  • Nanaimo Community Hospice Society
  • The Nature Trust of BC
  • Salvation Army of Nanaimo
  • Dover Bay High School Athletic Department
  • Theatre One Society
  • Haven House
  • Island Crisis Care Society
  • Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association
  • Nanaimo Walk & Bounce for Autism
  • Nanaimo Brain Injury Society
  • Salvation Army
  • Nanaimo Science & Sustainability Society
  • Ladysmith & District Marine & Rescue Society
  • Habitat for Humanity Central Vancouver Island
  • Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society
  • Ladysmith Festival of Lights
  • Nanaimo Family History
  • YES CAMP
  • Island Bel Canto Singers
  • Nanaimo Search & Rescue
  • Nanaimo Football Association
  • Parksville Royals Baseball Club
  • Vancouver Island & District Power & Sale Squadrons
  • South End Community Association
  • Georgia Basin Ecological Assessments Stewardship
  • Nanaimo/Ladysmith School Foundation
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of VI
  • Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival
  • The Autism Society of Vancouver Island
  • John Howard Society
  • Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra
  • United Way CVI
  • Chemainus Cultural Arts
  • BC Summer Games – Nanaimo
  • The Port Theatre Society
  • Nanaimo Minor Lacrosse Association
  • Harbour City Jazz Society
  • Salvation Army of Nanaimo
  • Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association
  • John Barsby Football
  • Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra
  • Nanaimo & Area Land Trust Society
  • Nanaimo Lacrosse Association
  • Theatre One Society
  • Nanaimo Community Kitchens
  • Relay for Life – Canadian Cancer
  • Sayward Citizens on Patrol
  • Nanaimo Sr. Men’s Curling Club
  • Gabriola Soccer Association
  • Paws Without Boarders VI
  • Island Crisis Care Society
  • Jr. & Sr. Timbermen Sr. Lacrosse
  • Navy League Nanaimo Branch
  • VI Power & Sail Squadron
  • Lake Cowichan Midget Hockey
  • The Kidney Foundation
  • Nanaimo Clippers Hockey
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Bank
  • Vancouver Island Exhibition
  • Chemainus Theatre Festival Society
  • Island Pathways- Salt Spring Island
  • Nanaimo SPCA
  • Parksville SPCA
  • Parksville Food Bank
  • Gabriola ICONIC Theatre Society
  • Nanaimo Chapter – Cystic Fibrosis
  • Nanaimo Rowing Club
  • Ballenas Whalers Footbal Society
  • Rotary Club of Ladysmith
  • Parksville/Qualicum Beach Haven Society
  • Nanaimo Buccaneers Jr. Hockey
  • Gabriola Lions Club
  • Volunteer Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island Symphony
  • Lantzville Ladies Legion #257
  • Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club
  • Cowichan Neighbourhood House Assoc.
  • Arts on the Avenue Ladysmith
  • Vancouver Island Shriners
  • Mid Isle Highlanders FC Association
  • Heart For Harewood
  • Nanaimo Child Development Centre
  • Special Olympics – Nanaimo
  • Child Development Centre
  • Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock
  • BC Boys Choir
  • Stz’uminus First Nations
  • Vancouver Island Exhibition VIEX
  • Chemainus Theatre Festival Society
  • Nanaimo Unique Kids Society
  • Citizens on Patrol
  • Nanaimo Clippers Hockey
  • Forward House Community Society
  • Parksville Kid Fest
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Bank
  • Nanaimo Marine Rescue Society
  • Nanaimo Global Film Festival
  • Salt Spring Elementary School
  • Vancouver Island Symphony
  • Nanaimo Tubbers Hockey
  • John Barsby Community School
  • Nanaimo SPCA
  • Nanaimo District Hospital Foundation
  • Ukrainian Cultural Society
  • Volunteer Nanaimo
  • Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club
  • Theatre One
  • Haven Society
  • The Kidney Foundation
  • Nanaimo Lacrosse Association
  • Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association
  • Nanaimo 7-10 Club
  • Gabriola Responsible Trans-Isle Express
  • Mid Island Bluegrass Festival
  • The Island Consort Chamber Choir
  • Gabriola’s Brickyard Beast 10k
  • Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association
  • Island Pathways – Salt Spring Island
  • Nanaimo Timerman Lacrosse
  • Nanaimo Equestrian Soc.
  • Errington Therapeutic Society
  • Nanaimo Wakeboard Open
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