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 issues:


FUFON members marched for the second year in   Pride Day in Nanaimo on June 10th, 2017.




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.