Social Needs Assessment & Strategy

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The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and partners are undertaking a Social Needs Assessment & Strategy, which will assess and address social needs within the region. In line with TogetherBC, British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, key priority areas of the project include an assessment of:

  • Programs for families, youth and children
  • Social supports and services
  • Access to housing and homelessness
  • Access to healthy and affordable food
  • Safe, affordable transportation
  • Discrimination and stigma



Our Partners

This project is delivered in partnership with the City of Nanaimo, District of Lantzville, Gabriola Island Trust Committee, and the Town of Qualicum Beach. It is supported by community partners including the Oceanside Health and Wellness Network, Nanaimo Area Health Network and the Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative. The resulting strategy will also be developed by engaging with the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As and Qualicum First Nation communities.

How Can I Get Involved & Learn More?

  • Register to this page to receive notification of news and updates
  • Visit the document library to learn more about related projects and initiatives
  • Register to this page and complete our survey

This project has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, administered through the Union of BC Municipalities.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and partners are undertaking a Social Needs Assessment & Strategy, which will assess and address social needs within the region. In line with TogetherBC, British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, key priority areas of the project include an assessment of:

  • Programs for families, youth and children
  • Social supports and services
  • Access to housing and homelessness
  • Access to healthy and affordable food
  • Safe, affordable transportation
  • Discrimination and stigma



Our Partners

This project is delivered in partnership with the City of Nanaimo, District of Lantzville, Gabriola Island Trust Committee, and the Town of Qualicum Beach. It is supported by community partners including the Oceanside Health and Wellness Network, Nanaimo Area Health Network and the Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative. The resulting strategy will also be developed by engaging with the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As and Qualicum First Nation communities.

How Can I Get Involved & Learn More?

  • Register to this page to receive notification of news and updates
  • Visit the document library to learn more about related projects and initiatives
  • Register to this page and complete our survey

This project has been funded by the Province of British Columbia, administered through the Union of BC Municipalities.


  • This survey will take about 15 to 20 minute to complete. We'll explore several topics related to how you access or if you are in need of services in your community to help the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) work with partner local governments and community organizations to establish a strategy that works toward meeting your needs. 

    To begin, click on the blue button "Take Survey" below.  When you have completed the survey you have the option to enter your name and contact information into a draw for a chance to win a $200 grocery gift card. All personal information will be kept confidential.

    If you would like to stay involved and hear about the survey results and other project developments, please check back to the RDN Get Involved webpage or register to the project page to receive automatic notifications. To register, click on "Register" located at the top right. 

    Thank you for sharing your experiences.

    If you have any questions, please contact the RDN Planning Department at: planning@rdn.bc.ca or call 250-390-6510. 



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