24 11, 2017

United Ways across Canada celebrate advocacy win

November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As part of the National Housing Collaborative (NHC), United Ways across the country are celebrating the announcement of the new National Housing Strategy (NHS). “We applaud the Federal Government in launching the first ever National Housing Strategy. This is a monumental step towards ending homelessness for all Canadians. Housing is a human right and this [...]

16 11, 2017

bc211.ca on CFJC Midday

November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thanks to Susan Edgell for having us on CFJC Today Kamloops to talk about how bc211.ca is there for support when help is needed the most. By connecting families and individuals, 211 reduces the number of personal issues that can escalate into crisis. Families can locate the help to manage children’s issues. Caregivers can find the support they need for [...]

23 10, 2017

Unveiling of Canada’s 1st National Housing Strategy – Fall 2017

October 23rd, 2017|Homelessness, Uncategorized|

                        Tackling homelessness and addressing housing need is a high priority for United Ways and Centraides across Canada.  In collaboration with a wide range of allies and experts, we have developed a set of innovative and fact-based policy solutions. There is a growing consensus that [...]

20 10, 2017

Tees for a Cause – United for BC Wildfire Recovery

October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  As one of the main host communities welcoming wildfire evacuees with open arms, Kamloops demonstrated our ability to step up in a time of need. This rang true especially for four organizations who banded together to give back to those affected through the selling of United for BC Wildfire Recovery t-shirts -- Newcap Radio, LN [...]

28 09, 2017

Jim McCarthy – United Way SUPERhero

September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  “Let’s just do it” is our first United Way SUPERhero’s favourite saying. This hero doesn’t see barriers—only opportunities – which has been evident in all aspects of his life from the shop floor to the classroom at TRU. As someone who received a “hand up” himself early in life, this charismatic SUPERhero is one [...]

5 09, 2017

Day of Caring for Eyecare Heroes

September 5th, 2017|Day of Caring, Uncategorized|

People experiencing vision loss are at a greater risk of social isolation and reduced community participation. 75% of vision loss can be treated or prevented and early diagnosis of eye problems can decrease the needless loss of vision. On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Ebata Eyecare hosted a Day of Caring® in partnership with the Canadian [...]

30 08, 2017

This too shall pass: Wildfire Recovery

August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last month, Tai, a housekeeper with United Way’s Better at Home initiative in Ashcroft, BC, stepped out from her mobile home in Boston Flats for a short trip to purchase groceries. What unfolded during next hour was a nightmare beyond her imagining. “When I left to return home I was told that the highway was already [...]

25 07, 2017

United for BC Wildfire Tees

July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

When the flames are snuffed out, when the firefighters have returned home, when the smoke has cleared, this is the T-shirt that will identify you as a British Columbian.   United for BC Wildfire Recovery Tees are just fifteen dollars each at United Way, Canadian Tire and Home Hardware.  Net proceeds will be going towards the "United [...]

18 07, 2017

United for BC Wildfire Recovery

July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

            July 18th, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops, B.C. – As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Way is mobilizing efforts through “United for BC Wildfire Recovery”, a national initiative preparing for the recovery and rebuilding of communities across the province. “Recovery from a crisis like the B.C. [...]