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.
Help Make Local Issues #UNIGNORABLE
Local issues can be easy to ignore. In our busy world, important local social issues can often go unnoticed.
That’s why United Way partnered with the Pantone Color Institute™ to create Unignorable, a brand new colour developed specifically to highlight local issues and bring attention to the people impacted by them.
The #Unignorable campaign draws on a long tradition of art for social change. It includes images designed by award-winning international illustrator Malika Favre. Favre’s customized designs will captivate onlookers with the Unignorable colour at the forefront, while the illustrations will command attention for issues that hold too many individuals back: poverty; youth unemployment; social isolation; domestic violence; hunger; mental health; education inequality; and homelessness.
Solving unignorable issues takes the entire community. If you love
where you live, you can show your local love by taking action
and donating to United Way today!