United Way

The after-school hours can be difficult for younger kids who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need.

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re six years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022

 

Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022

 

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

 

A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)

‘The need is so high’: B.C.’s period poverty crisis combatted by free-supply campaign

More than half of people asked by United Way have struggled to buy period products

A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)
United Way of the Lower Mainland has $6.6-million in federal funding to hand out to local charities and is currently accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund. (United Way of the Lower Mainland)

United Way allocating $6.6M in federal funding to help with food security, youth mental health

Applications from Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland charities being accepted for the emergency funding

United Way of the Lower Mainland has $6.6-million in federal funding to hand out to local charities and is currently accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund. (United Way of the Lower Mainland)
Mark Breslauer, chief executive of United Way Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

United Way, Vancity program helps Lower Mainland non-profits ‘Survive and Thrive’

Program helps non-profits, charities, social enterprises and co-ops with post-pandemic recovery

Mark Breslauer, chief executive of United Way Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
United Way of the Lower Mainland has made it easier for people to ask for help and offer help during the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)

United Way looking for more volunteers to help those isolated in Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

United Way’s new online platform makes it easier to seek or offer help during the COVID-19 pandemic

United Way of the Lower Mainland has made it easier for people to ask for help and offer help during the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)
A new website aims to create positive change for the Clayton Heights neighbourhood of Cloverdale. (claytonheightscommunity.com)

B.C. neighbourhood aims to change ‘bad rap’ with ‘good news’ website

United Way funds website project with goal of fostering ‘local love’

A new website aims to create positive change for the Clayton Heights neighbourhood of Cloverdale. (claytonheightscommunity.com)