October 1 is National Seniors Day in Canada. It’s an occasion where all Canadians can celebrate older adults across Canada – a parent, a neighbour, a friend, or in the case of United Way Greater Victoria, an esteemed volunteer.

Bill Israel is that volunteer. Bill is being recognized with a 2018 Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA) sponsored by the Eldercare Foundation and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.  Bill is an Honourary Life Member of United Way – it’s our highest commendation. He has held volunteer posts on the fundraising cabinet, the fund distribution committee and served two terms as Chair of the UWGV Board of Directors.

Bill’s talents are an asset to every group fortunate to entice him to get involved. He was a professional Management Consultant, specializing in training services for the private manufacturing sector throughout Western Canada. As President of Quality Management Training Works, he provided consulting and training services to a wide variety of organizations, including many not-for-profit organizations in the social services and arts sectors.

Bill was awarded the designation of Certified Management Consultant in 1987. He was also a member of the BC Human Resource Management Association and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Canada.

Congratulations Bill!

Double your gift to support seniors programs

Your donation to support seniors programs could be matched by local committed donors that will double the impact of your gift. To quality for a gift match, make a first-time United Way donation or increase your previous United Way gift by 15% or more. Many thanks to John and Marvie McEown, John and Catherine Windsor and the Purkis family for providing the matching funds. For more information contact Marg Rose, Director Philanthropy at 250-385-6708 or email marg.rose@uwgv.ca