In the spring and summer of 2017, United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV) invited representatives of currently funded partners and selected non-profit organizations to participate in a community consultation process. Over 100 participants provided input on the current state of the human and social services in the CRD, highlighting the complexity and acuity of need as our population grows and the circumstances faced by our most vulnerable citizens intensify.
The consultations conducted provided strong and consistent feedback on the urgency and necessity of thinking and acting systemically, beyond boundaries, single issues, and short-term solutions. It is imperative that UWGV promote and advance integrated strategies that address the root causes of the social challenges we face while driving preventative initiatives on all levels.
The report below summarizes and highlights both the opportunities available and the challenges facing the non-profit sector in the CRD.