Community Success
September 2017

How One Young Man Jump Started His Canadian Career

Shayan didn’t come to Canada expecting to be handed a job. “I had in the back of my mind that...

September 2017

How Learning to Save Taught One Woman Her Worth

Nicole’s relationship with money was rocky from the start. Growing up, she struggled with her weight and became the target...

September 2017

How One Woman Found Safety, Community and Belonging

A place to feel safe—and to belong. After fleeing an abusive relationship, Dawn worried she might never be able to...

May 2017

Improving Lives Locally

Respite: A night away for caregivers of children with special needs When Ann Auld gave birth to a baby girl...

November 2016

More than Just a Home

Maimoona is only 22, but the struggles she’s faced extend far beyond her years. At just 19, she was homeless,...

September 2016

A Clear Path Forward

Distant Thunder knows what it’s like to grapple with your identity. Growing up in the foster-care system as an Aboriginal...

November 2015

Once a Refugee, Now Studying to be a Doctor

Samantha’s childhood story plays like an episode from a dramatic TV series, but there is no fiction to this tale....

November 2015

From Isolation to Engagement

One Woman Finds Connections, Comfort and Confidence When entering Sheryl Boyd’s home, you step into an almost magical and tranquil...

October 2015

Red Bench Chronicles – Captain Steve Waddell

CFB Esquimalt is the largest workplace campaign for United Way Greater Victoria. Every year employees from the base raise money...