One Million Masks Partnership

February 10, 2021 / by United Way

BC business, transportation, transit and community organizations are collaborating for a safer B.C. to distribute one million masks to those in need. Deloitte, BC Transit, BC Ferries, BCAA, TransLink, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), OEC and SCI will distribute one million non-medical masks to those who need them across the province. The distribution of these much-needed masks is being organized by the United Way and will help ensure everyone who needs to access essential public services has the means and ability to travel.

The One Million Masks partners want to ensure that no one is faced with an accessibility issue when it comes to travel and community services. The Million Masks program is for kids, youth, families, seniors, unsheltered homeless populations, new immigrant groups and anyone who has been faced with limitations due to a difficulty in obtaining a mask will receive one through to March.


Distribution of the One Million Masks started in late January in Metro Vancouver and will continue across the wider B.C. region from Feb 10 – March 5. Locally, United Way Greater Victoria is distributing 32,000 masks to 30 community partners/agencies.

Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness

Anawim House

AVI Health and Community Services

Beacon Community Association

Community Living Victoria

Hulitan Family and Community Services Society

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater

James Bay New Horizons

Mayne Island Assisted Living

Mental Health Recovery Partners Society, South Vancouver Island

North Park Neighbourhood Association

Oak Bay Voluneer Services

Our Place Society

Pacific Centre Family Services Association

Pacifica Housing

Pender Island Community Hall

Saanich Neighbourhood Place

Saanich Volunteer Services Society

Salt Spring & Southern Gulf Islands Community Services

Saturna Island Community Resource Centre

Soap for Hope Canada

Sooke Family Resource Society

The Cridge Centre for the Family

The Galiano Club

The Rainbow Kitchen

Threshold Housing Society

Umbrella Society

Victoria Women’s Transition House

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society