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.
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 […]
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 […]
October 1 is National Seniors Day in Canada. It’s an occasion where all Canadians can celebrate older adults across Canada – a parent, a neighbour, a friend, or in the case of United Way Greater Victoria, an esteemed volunteer. Bill Israel is that volunteer. Bill is being recognized with a 2018 Valued Elder Recognition Award […]
Have you ever wondered what happens to your old gold crowns? Avenue Family Dental and United Way Greater Victoria teamed up to show how scrap metal can be turned into community support. Dr. Dawn Webster and her husband, Dr. Matt Evans, save gold from willing patients’ old crowns and bridges then sell and donate the […]
Royal Roads University has been running United Way Greater Victoria fundraising campaigns since the mid-’90s. Year after year they keep raising the bar. What started as a student-oriented activity to raise $300, quickly grew into an annual flurry of campus challenges to up the ante. Online auctions, raffles, duck races, candy incentives – you name […]
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 […]