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May 2017

“Social Enterprising in Non-Profits” Seeing is Believing Tour

May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On May 17th, United Way invited donors and other community members to join us on a Seeing is Believing tour to learn how local non-profits use social enterprise to creatively generate income to support sustainability and create impact in our community.   Without a doubt, social enterprise is a critical aspect of generating self-sustaining revenue [...]

April 2017

Michele Logan – Volunteer Week Feature

April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Michele Logan never planned on sticking around Kamloops. When she became a professional accountant, she even considered moving her life to the Lower Mainland. But, while walking downtown Vancouver on her way to a job interview, it hit her. “I just kind of thought, do I really want to do this?” she said. Having grown [...]

We’re Hiring! Resource Development Associate

April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Are you professional, confident, outgoing student who has a desire to learn more about your community? Join the team at United Way TNC this summer as a Resource Development Associate. Prior event planning, project management and public speaking experience is an asset for this role, as well as and exemplary communication skills.  This 35 hour per week position is [...]

March 2017

New Gold invests in food security and “a hand up”

March 30th, 2017|Community Impact, Community Investments, Healthy people strong communities|

Running out of food before that next paycheque. Having to purchase unhealthy processed foods because you can't afford anything else. Skipping meals to save a bit of money. This is what food insecurity looks like in our community. "We often take this basic need for granted, but food security is unfortunately something that thousands of [...]

KSACC receives a “Day of Caring” facelift!

March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The energy level was high and you could feel it in the air. The eclectic group of volunteers from several local businesses, alongside the KSACC staff and TRU practicum students, banded together to give this space an upgraded makeover. Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center is a non-profit organization that offers support to individuals and their [...]

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, [...]