February 2018

Investing in recovery: Canadian Western Bank donates $10,000 into continued wildfire recovery efforts

February 14th, 2018|2017 BC Wildfires|

While the unprecedented wildfires of the summer may be a distant memory for many, Canadian Western Bank (CWB) has seen the after-shocks of the disaster amongst clients they serve and have committed to supporting those affected with a $10,000 donation to the United for BC Wildfire Recovery Fund to bolster mental health supports.   “Al [...]

January 2018

3 Ways to Improve Mental Health on Blue Monday

January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  With "Blue Monday" on our doorstep, many of us are feeling the after-effects of the holiday season -- whether it be financially, physically or emotionally. But what makes this day  the "most depressing" of the year? Things like debt built up over the holidays, the long, dark and cold winter days and even failed New [...]

December 2017

True Spirit of Christmas

December 21st, 2017|Day of Caring|

With just four days left until Christmas, most families are scrambling to run last minute errands and prepare their homes for the holidays. Even during this busy time, the Levis family dedicated an entire day to painting in order to give new life to the gym walls at the Boys and Girls Club. It all started [...]

Santa Feeds the Future!

December 21st, 2017|All that kids can be|

Today marks the last day of Starfish Backpacks and school for 2017! Despite December 15th originally being the last day for the distribution of Starfish Backpacks in 2017, the Kamloops Food Bank, United Way TNC, and LNB Construction came together to give the students a special Christmas surprise. LNB Construction shopped for and filled 40 [...]

Spreading Holiday Cheer in Boston Flats

December 20th, 2017|2017 BC Wildfires|

On December 3rd, United Way delivered 40 hampers to the residents of Boston Flats - one of the many communities affected by this year's wildfire devastation in British Columbia. With more than 45 homes lost this past July, the Boston Flats community suffered the greatest physical damage.               Stollery [...]

“Empowering Women” Seeing is Believing Tour

December 12th, 2017|Seeing is Believing Tours|

On Friday, December 8th, 3 women, all from different walks of life, took part in a powerful "Seeing is Believing" tour that changed their perspectives and left a profound impact on their lives. United Way invited these donors on the tour themed around women empowerment to learn about how United Way encourages the empowerment of [...]

November 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 [...] on CFJC Midday

November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thanks to Susan Edgell for having us on CFJC Today Kamloops to talk about how 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 [...]

Canadian Linen’s Day of Service

November 7th, 2017|Day of Caring|

Several weeks ago, Canadian Linen reached out for United Way's help to find out how they can get involved in a Day of Caring. We recognized this opportunity to help identify and meet the needs of those affected by this year's wildfire devastation. Canadian Linen volunteers dedicated personal time and donations to help prepare the families of [...]