What we do

Our Value Proposition

United, we accelerate change to improve the lives of our neighbours who need it most, making Southern Vancouver Island a better place to live.

Our Vision

A safe and resilient community where happiness and belonging unite us.

Our Mission

Everyone on Southern Vancouver Island has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Making a Difference in Southern Vancouver Island


people being helped


workplaces aligned their employee and corporate giving programs with United Way


agencies supported


programs funded

Our local community knowledge, relationships and presence runs deep – we have over 80 years of experience

We are here to provide expertise to local businesses to advance their corporate social responsibility goals and mandates. We are a trusted philanthropic advisor and solution provider in employee engagement and community impact.

Seeing the need and taking action

United Way tracks where help is needed in our local community. This allows us to invest your donation where it will have the greatest impact. Learn more about three areas of action:



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mental Health and Addictions

Grant Funding Opportunities – United Way’s Community Investments

Since 1937, United Way has invested over $170 million to support a strong network of programs and services in Southern Vancouver Island. As a multi-year funder, United Way supports a broad array of high quality programs/projects, services and initiatives that reach and serve our most vulnerable population to ensure that everyone in every community has the opportunity to live a good life.