Entries by Katie Burke

Help Make Local Issues Unignorable

Local issues can be easy to ignore. In our busy world, important local social issues can often go unnoticed. That’s why United Way partnered with the Pantone Color Institute™ to create Unignorable, a brand new colour developed specifically to highlight local issues and bring attention to the people impacted by them. The #Unignorable campaign draws on […]

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, […]

Thank You!

United Way Greater Victoria and Success By 6, South Vancouver Island Council of Partners wish to thank the volunteers, funding partners and community agencies who have dedicated time and resources since 2004 to support the children and families in our region. Success By 6, South Vancouver Island was established as a provincial partnership between the […]

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 […]

Make the right call on 211 Day or try the new mobile site

Victoria, BC – February 11 is 211 Day across North America. 211 is a free, up-to-date, reliable gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and government services. Free, confidential help is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Funded by United Way Greater Victoria, in British Columbia, people can access help by calling or texting 211 or […]

United Way Launches 2018 Community Campaign

VICTORIA, BC – As Vancouver Islanders, we love where we live. But for many, life is a struggle. United Way Greater Victoria has a solution that relies on thousands of community-minded people: help your community by showing your local love and giving to United Way. Today is United Way Day and the official kick-off to […]