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 […]

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 […]

The Bay Centre pays it forward: cash award given to United Way

Big Wins for Bay Centre at ICSC’s Canadian Maple Leaf Awards in Toronto Awarded $10,000 grant to United Way Greater Victoria to support community helpline October 4, 2018, Victoria, BC – The Bay Centre received the prestigious ICSC Foundation Community Support Award on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Toronto’s International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) […]

Mark Breslauer named as new Executive Director

Mark Breslauer, former President & CEO of Monk Office, will become Executive Director of United Way Greater Victoria on October 10, 2018. Breslauer brings to the role an extensive background in executive leadership, business development, strategic planning and oversight, negotiation, brand development and change management. During his career, Breslauer has served as Senior Vice President, […]

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 […]

Win One – Give One Contest!

What does local love look like? United Way believes that at the heart of a healthy community are people who care – not just for themselves – but for those around them. We call that showing your local love. We all know local heroes – whether it’s a crossing guard or a police officer or […]