United Way Greater Victoria serves the communities of southern Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands that are located in the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples including: the Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples Songhees Xwsepsum/Kosapsum [Esquimalt] Nations here in the Victoria core area, the WSÁNEĆ (SȾÁUTW/Tsawout, W̱JOȽEȽP/Tsartlip, BOḰEĆEN/Pauquachin, WSIḴEM/Tseycum) out on the Saanich Peninsula, and to the west the Beecher Bay, Sc’ianew (Chenuh), T’Sou-ke, Pacheedaht, and MÁLEXEŁ/ Malahat, and Gulf Islands Penelekut Nation. May we build strong working relationships with all local nations with trust, humility, kindness, and respect where we live, work, and learn.
Making Southern Vancouver Island a better place for everyone.
Changes lives, every day.
When people are at their best—physically, mentally, and emotionally—something powerful happens.
They no longer live in survival mode, figuring out how to get through the day, the week, or the month. Their lives aren’t confined to the limited opportunities surrounding them—rather, they’re searching for new ones.
They’re in a better position to make more positive choices, to offer support to those around them, and ultimately to make their neighbourhoods richer and more rewarding places to live. And when that happens—when that goodness spreads—entire communities can benefit: in health, happiness, and success.
Our work is fueled by dedicated team members, passionate volunteers, generous donors, caring businesses, and hardworking community partners.
From our Board of Directors to our Workplace Cabinet and Leaders Committee, from our CEO to our team members, from our donors and sponsors to our community funded partners, we bring together people who share a common set of values and a common goal: to make a real and meaningful difference in Southern Vancouver Island.