United Way’s Charity Golf Tournament Sept 19, 2019 – SOLD OUT

United Way invites you to be part of our very first golf tournament on September 19, 2019.  We are pleased to announce it will be held at one of the most notable and impressive golf courses in Canada – the Victoria Golf Club. Established in 1893 it is the oldest golf club in Canada still […]

Overdose Prevention Alert: United Way Working to Save Lives

VICTORIA, BC – Last year, 1,510 people in BC died of a drug overdose. The overwhelming majority of overdoses involved fentanyl. We are in the midst of a public health emergency. It’s an issue we will not ignore. United Way is working with community partners to tackle the opioid crisis through our Overdose Prevention Project. Our […]

Overdose Prevention Project

Last year, 1,510 people in BC died from a drug overdose: in 87% of the overdoses, fentanyl was detected. Overdoses are happening in our community. Far from being an issue confined to the streets, the opioid epidemic is affecting people from all walks of life and from all socio-economic backgrounds; it could be your friend, […]

How volunteers lift communities

United Way believes that at the heart of a strong community are people who care for those around them. Caring for others can take many forms. It can be as simple as holding the door open for someone or picking up groceries for a neighbour recovering from surgery. It can be demonstrated through donations to […]

2018 Spirit Award Nominations

You did it! You showed your local love for your community through your 2018 workplace campaign. Let’s celebrate your spirit of generosity at our annual Spirit Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees. The award winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards luncheon on April 24, 2019. Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair Over 100 Employees Nominees […]

Double the amount of tampons and pads collected for women in need: United Way’s Period Promise

Double the amount of tampons and pads collected for women in need: United Way’s Period Promise Periods are a fact of life, and monthly menstrual products are a necessity but many people can’t afford them. Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and affording basic hygiene products. This Saturday, Victorians stepped up to help change […]

Period Promise

Periods are a fact of life – that we don’t really talk about much and monthly menstruation products are a necessity. If you’re a woman living in poverty – or vulnerable in other ways – access to products can be challenging.  Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic […]

Tampon Tuesday

Periods are a fact of life but for low-income, and particularly homeless women, menstrual products can pose a monthly financial burden. United Way believes that the pathway out of poverty starts with dignity. Providing resources and opportunities so that individuals in need have access to basic necessities leads to gender equity and self-sufficiency. Thanks to […]

2017 Spirit Award Nominees

United Way Spirit Awards are presented to donors, volunteers, community partners and businesses in Greater Victoria for their exceptional community spirit, team spirit and spirit of generosity when running a workplace campaign. Congratulations to all of the nominees. Winners will be announced April 11. Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair Over 100 Employees HMCS Regina – DND […]