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Helping one person can create tangible ripples of positive local impact. We partner with compassionate individuals to build a system of support that surrounds the person in need, making the greatest possible impact in Greater Victoria.
This work is supported by our generous donors who rely on us to invest their resources wisely, efficiently, and effectively.
United Way does not evaluate programs or initiatives funded exclusively through donor choice.
Total United Way 2019 Community Investment
This investment stays local, right here in Greater Victoria.
When in crisis, people often require more than one service to get the assistance theyneed. At United Way, we ensure a continuum or network of social services is available for all in our community when and where they need it the most.
Our community investment strategy provides year-round funding to organizations to offer programs and service for people in need. We also respond to urgent and emerging local needs through our Signature Initiatives.
Tackling the opioid crisis
Funded an eight-part Understanding Addiction learning series through our partner agency Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health. Attendees included not-for-profit staff, parents, and people with lived experience.
Helping the poor and the homeless
On January 21, 2020 we held a one-stop service fair for people experiencing homelessness and/or extreme poverty. Project Connect provided access to free services like haircuts and massages; resources like health checks; socks, scarves, coats and hygiene products; and to food.