Social Responsibility

Unitarian Universalism has a long history of leadership and participation in issues of social responsibility and social justice. Unitarians such as Emily Stowe, first Canadian woman doctor and Joseph Workman, considered the “Father of Canadian psychiatry, stood up for the issues of their day and took steps to make a difference in their time. Our fellowship has also played a role in being present for people in need and calling for responsible action to events and issues.

We actively engage in living our Unitarian Principles of :”Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”.

A few of our current issues:

In June 2016 Fufon participates in the first ever Pride Parade in Nanaimo:

Setting up our FUFON booth at the first Pride celebration in Nanaimo

Fufon members and friends proudly carried a huge rainbow banner at the first Pride parade in Nanaimo




FUFON supports gender-diverse students

Our Winter Weather Shelter

Our Unitarian Shelter, 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo

Unitarian Shelter

First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo started the first “low barrier” winter weather shelter in 2008. Initially housed in the fellowship’s sanctuary it is now located in the lower floor of our building.  We average 25 guests per night. Please visit our Shelter page for more information.