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February 2017

“Ask the Expert” – When Love Goes Wrong

February 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

With Valentine's Day on our doorstep and with romance at the forefront of everyone's mind, we sometimes forget that there can be another darker side of the coin. The kind that is rarely talked about and that often happens out of sight. This month, we are joined by Charlene Eden of United Way Funded Partner Agency, [...]

“Housing Matters” Seeing is Believing Tour – A Student’s View

February 7th, 2017|Community Impact, Know your community, Poverty to Possibility, Seeing is Believing Tours|

It was a slushy January afternoon when a small group of 14 community-minded individuals gathered at United Way to embark on a journey from emergency shelter to long-term housing. At 1:00 pm, we were greeted by our fearless leader Sarah, Community Campaign Manager at the United Way, who kindly offered us coffee and cookies to [...]

January 2017

Domtar supports ASK Wellness Mattress Recycling Social Enterprise

January 23rd, 2017|Kamloops, Poverty to Possibility, Social Enterprise|

As an avid "cheerleader" for social enterprise throughout the Thompson Nicola Cariboo region, United Way was excited to witness the unique donation of a forklift made by Domtar to United Way Funded Partner, ASK Wellness. The donated forklift will be key in ASK Wellness' new mattress recycling program which will give employment opportunities to those looking [...]

“Ask the Expert” on Literacy with Fiona Clare

January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  As the Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Literacy in Kamloops (LinK), Fiona works with various community partners to improve the literacy levels of children, youth, adults and seniors in Kamloops. A few of these initiatives include the Bright Red Bookshelf, The Bright Red Book Bus, the KRCC Storybook Program, Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week, [...]

New Addition to our Community Impact Team!

January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We are excited to announce a new addition to our United Way Community Impact team, Kristi Rintoul! Fresh off the campaign trail as a Community Campaign Associate, Kristi is transitioning into her new role as Senior Community Impact Manager with over 12 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. She has seen firsthand the impact [...]

December 2016

Day of Caring®: Home Depot Brightens Up the Youth Shelter

December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

On November 29th, 2016 Home Depot participated in their second Day of Caring® for 2016 – this time at the Interior Community Services Youth Shelter. Interior Community Services (ICS) is all over Kamloops. They provide endless amount of support to our community in regards to youth, food security, and shelter. ICS provides almost 50 programs [...]

November 2016

Day of Caring®: Breaking Barriers for CWWA

November 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

During the week of November 14th, Finning completed a huge project for Children Who Witness Abuse – a program run through the YMCA-YWCA. Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) is a program that supports children from the ages of 4 to 19 who have witnessed violence. CWWA offers a safe and supportive place to help those [...]

Money available for your child’s education

November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

November is Financial Literacy Month. Did you know there is free money available to you to start saving for your child’s education? All B.C. kids born in 2006 or later are eligible to receive $1,200 from the provincial B.C. Training & Education Savings Grant. To access the funds, you only need to set up an Registered [...]