Government of B.C. funds Period Promise research

Thanks to an innovative pilot project from the Government of B.C. and United Way of the Lower Mainland, deliveries of free pads and tampons will soon be arriving for Greater Victoria residents in need. The United Way Period Promise Research Project is tackling period poverty in B.C., by piloting community-based solutions. This will be the […]

80,000 individuals helped thanks to United Way donors

You did it Greater Victoria! You showed your love for your community and helped fund over 100 programs to support approximately 80,000 vulnerable individuals when and where they needed it most. Your generosity made an impact. Through United Way, you raised $4.7 Million to support an inclusive community where every person in Greater Victoria has […]

RBC’s Mark Lovick wins Chair’s Award

Mark Lovick, RBC Regional Vice President for South Vancouver Island, has won United Way’s Chair’s Award of Distinction. The Award was presented at United Way’s annual Spirit Awards. The annual United Way Spirit Awards recognizes and thanks donors and workplaces for their ongoing community support. The Chair’s Award of Distinction is the event’s most prestigious […]

How volunteers lift communities

United Way believes that at the heart of a strong community are people who care for those around them. Caring for others can take many forms. It can be as simple as holding the door open for someone or picking up groceries for a neighbour recovering from surgery. It can be demonstrated through donations to […]

2018 Spirit Award Nominations

You did it! You showed your local love for your community through your 2018 workplace campaign. Let’s celebrate your spirit of generosity at our annual Spirit Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees. The award winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards luncheon on April 24, 2019. Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair Over 100 Employees Nominees […]

Pop pop, fizz fizz: Phillips Soda Works shows their local love

We love buying local here on the Island! Starting August 3 and through to September 3, 2018, when you purchase all natural craft-brewed Phillips Soda Works soda pop at participating Vancouver Island grocery stores, 25 cents for every bottle of pop sold will be donated to United Ways on Vancouver Island. This is the third […]