United Way recognizes Brian Mann with an Honourary Life Membership

VICTORIA, BC – The Board of United Way Greater Victoria recognized Brian Mann with an Honourary Life Membership at this morning’s 81st Annual General Meeting and welcomed a new member. Brian Mann has given generously of his time, leadership and resources to United Way for many years as a senior level volunteer. He is currently […]

A Message from the President & CEO

This week, we recognized the power of working together in a united way at our annual United Way Spirit Awards. Every year we recognize and celebrate our donors, business partners, our workplace champions, labour leaders, community advocates and dedicated volunteers. We also announced our overall fundraising achievement from 2017: $5.01 million raised! We are on […]

United Way achieves year one fundraising goal of $5.01 million!

VICTORIA, BC – United Way has reached one-third of its three-year fundraising goal of $15 million. In 2017, $5.01 million was raised by workplaces, organization and individual donors in support of United Way Greater Victoria. The milestone was announced at United Way’s annual Spirit Awards today.  Funds raised will be invested in programs and services […]

United Way Greater Victoria proud to announce Community Campaign Chair: Al Hasham

VICTORIA, BC – United Way is proud to announce that Al Hasham will be the 2018 and 2019 United Way Greater Victoria Community Campaign Chair. In this volunteer position, Mr. Hasham will lead the community fundraising efforts for United Way Greater Victoria in 2018 and 2019, working alongside the local United Way team. Al will […]

Housing is top reason for Vancouver Islanders to contact bc211

VICTORIA, BC – The top reason that Vancouver Island residents contacted bc211 in 2017 was to get assistance with housing and homelessness. Of the 875 calls, emails, texts and webchats bc211 received between June to December, 23 per cent involved housing and homelessness. February 11 is 2-1-1 Day across Canada and the US. The day […]

United Way of Greater Victoria Announces Director, Marketing & Communications

VICTORIA, BC – Patricia Jelinski, President & CEO, United Way Greater Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Young as Director, Marketing & Communications, United Way Greater Victoria. Jennifer is covering Heather Skydt’s maternity leave, the current Director of Marketing and Communications. Heather will be back in the spring of 2019. Jennifer joins […]