Government of B.C. funds Period Promise research

Thanks to an innovative pilot project from the Government of B.C. and United Way of the Lower Mainland, deliveries of free pads and tampons will soon be arriving for Greater Victoria residents in need. The United Way Period Promise Research Project is tackling period poverty in B.C., by piloting community-based solutions. This will be the […]

Celebrating Diversity: Proud to support Pride

It’s Pride Week in Victoria June 30 to July 7. From last weekend’s Youth Pride Parade kick-off, to the closing Victoria Pride Parade on July 8, Pride Week is a celebration of diversity. Celebrating diversity is easy to get behind: United Way’s purpose is to create and support a strong, inclusive community where everyone has […]

Victoria Makes its Period Promise

VICTORIA, BC — The City of Victoria is partnering with United Way Greater Victoria on its Period Promise campaign. Beginning this year, free menstrual products such as tampons and pads will be available in various City of Victoria civic facilities, including City Hall, Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre, and downtown public washrooms. “The City of […]

Chris Coleman and Dr. Mary Ellen Purkis Receive United Way Honourary Life Memberships

The Board of United Way Greater Victoria recognized Chris Coleman and Mary Ellen Purkis with Honourary Life Memberships at this morning’s 82st Annual General Meeting. The Board also welcomed four new members and bid farewell to three others. Chris Coleman has been an active member of United Way Greater Victoria’s Campaign Cabinet for 14 years. […]

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 […]

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 […]

80,000 individuals helped thanks to United Way donors

You did it Greater Victoria! You showed your love for your community and helped fund over 100 programs to support approximately 80,000 vulnerable individuals when and where they needed it most. Your generosity made an impact. Through United Way, you raised $4.7 Million to support an inclusive community where every person in Greater Victoria has […]

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 […]