Entries by Katie Burke

Celebrating Diversity: Proud to support Pride

It’s Pride Week in Victoria June 30 to July 7. From last weekend’s Youth Pride Parade kick-off, to the closing Victoria Pride Parade on July 8, Pride Week is a celebration of diversity. Celebrating diversity is easy to get behind: United Way’s purpose is to create and support a strong, inclusive community where everyone has […]

Victoria Makes its Period Promise

VICTORIA, BC — The City of Victoria is partnering with United Way Greater Victoria on its Period Promise campaign. Beginning this year, free menstrual products such as tampons and pads will be available in various City of Victoria civic facilities, including City Hall, Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre, and downtown public washrooms. “The City of […]

Tell us what you think and win-win!

Your input is a key element in ensuring that we are providing the greatest impact in the community and improving local lives. We value your feedback. Please take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the United Way Stakeholder Survey. All survey responses will remain anonymous, but if you would like to be entered to win one […]

Overdose Prevention Alert: United Way Working to Save Lives

VICTORIA, BC – Last year, 1,510 people in BC died of a drug overdose. The overwhelming majority of overdoses involved fentanyl. We are in the midst of a public health emergency. It’s an issue we will not ignore. United Way is working with community partners to tackle the opioid crisis through our Overdose Prevention Project. Our […]