United Way Southern Vancouver Island 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 (Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations here in the core area, the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations (W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱(Tsawout), and W̱SIKEM (Tseycum)) and Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) out on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands, and to the west the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, Pacheedaht, and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations. We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work, and play within these traditional territories.
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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, 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 […]
The Board of United Way Greater Victoria recognized Chris Coleman and Mary Ellen Purkis with Honourary Life Memberships at this morning’s 82st Annual General Meeting. The Board also welcomed four new members and bid farewell to three others. Chris Coleman has been an active member of United Way Greater Victoria’s Campaign Cabinet for 14 years. […]
United Way invites you to be part of our very first golf tournament on September 19, 2019. We are pleased to announce it will be held at one of the most notable and impressive golf courses in Canada – the Victoria Golf Club. Established in 1893 it is the oldest golf club in Canada still […]
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 […]
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 […]