Entries by Katie Burke

United Way recognizes Brian Mann with an Honourary Life Membership

VICTORIA, BC – The Board of United Way Greater Victoria recognized Brian Mann with an Honourary Life Membership at this morning’s 81st Annual General Meeting and welcomed a new member. Brian Mann has given generously of his time, leadership and resources to United Way for many years as a senior level volunteer. He is currently […]

The Gift of a Lifetime

Recent studies show that selfless giving  may contribute to good health and longevity. Jim Warr personifies this. At 95 years of age he still enjoys good health, and world travel. A positive thinker, he feels he’s been fortunate in life, and it is a duty and a privilege to help others. This will continue even […]

A Message from the President & CEO

  This week, we recognized the power of working together in a united way at our annual United Way Spirit Awards. Every year we recognize and celebrate our donors, business partners, our workplace champions, labour leaders, community advocates and dedicated volunteers. We also announced our overall fundraising achievement from 2017: $5.01 million raised! We are […]

United Way achieves year one fundraising goal of $5.01 million!

VICTORIA, BC – United Way has reached one-third of its three-year fundraising goal of $15 million. In 2017, $5.01 million was raised by workplaces, organization and individual donors in support of United Way Greater Victoria. The milestone was announced at United Way’s annual Spirit Awards today.  Funds raised will be invested in programs and services […]

Tampon Tuesday

Periods are a fact of life but for low-income, and particularly homeless women, menstrual products can pose a monthly financial burden. United Way believes that the pathway out of poverty starts with dignity. Providing resources and opportunities so that individuals in need have access to basic necessities leads to gender equity and self-sufficiency. Thanks to […]

2017 Spirit Award Nominees

United Way Spirit Awards are presented to donors, volunteers, community partners and businesses in Greater Victoria for their exceptional community spirit, team spirit and spirit of generosity when running a workplace campaign. Congratulations to all of the nominees. Winners will be announced April 11. Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair Over 100 Employees HMCS Regina – DND […]

Housing is top reason for Vancouver Islanders to contact bc211

VICTORIA, BC – The top reason that Vancouver Island residents contacted bc211 in 2017 was to get assistance with housing and homelessness. Of the 875 calls, emails, texts and webchats bc211 received between June to December, 23 percent involved housing and homelessness. February 11 is 2-1-1 Day across Canada and the US. The day creates […]

United Way of Greater Victoria Announces Director, Marketing & Communications

VICTORIA, BC – Patricia Jelinski, President & CEO, United Way Greater Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Young as Director, Marketing & Communications, United Way Greater Victoria. Jennifer is covering Heather Skydt’s maternity leave, the current Director of Marketing and Communications. Heather will be back in the spring of 2019. Jennifer joins […]