Despite its key contribution to people’s health, sense of worth, and social relationships, many individuals who are able and wanting to work face barriers to employment. Victoria is a city with a high cost of living and without the skills and support to find a stable job, people can fall into a never-ending cycle of poverty, prohibiting them from fully participating in the economy and building a fulfilling life.
Programs and supports
United Way invests in programs and services that remove barriers to employment opportunities by providing career counselling, education, and skills training. Our investments ensure vulnerable individuals—such as people with disabilities and immigrants—have access to employment programs that develop their skills, networks, and opportunities to find and maintain meaningful employment.