Our Work

Together, we are possibility.

We help positive, long-term social change happen. We help make our communities and region better. As the backbone of an area-wide network of non-profits, we use strategic thinking, research, and powerful partnerships to change lives.

Poverty

Poverty is a complex set of stubborn, intertwined social issues

From Poverty to Possibility

We help people meet their basic needs
Help us create possibility for those living in poverty

Strong Communities

Building stronger neighbourhoods creates healthier people

Strong Communities

We build strong communities
HELP US BUILD STRONG COMMUNITIES

Kids

Investments in children and youth are investments in the future

All that Kids Can Be

We give every kid the opportunity to thrive
HELP US CREATE THE FUTURE

How we do it

We tackle tough problems. How? By researching to better understand the issues in our community, advocating for those who don’t have a voice, funding and partnering with the most effective local organizations who create real opportunities and measuring the results.

RESEARCH

We work to understand our communities and region better. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with with Thompson Rivers University and partner with them on research initiatives that allow us to improve the communities we live in. Click here to learn more about this research partnership.

ADVOCACY

United Way’s advocacy work encompasses the fostering of constructive relationships and mutual understanding among decision-makers and public policy framers. It includes speaking up on public policy issues that directly impact our priority goals. It sees us playing an active role in developing a “common voice” on behalf of the community sector.

CONVENING

We draw on vast expertise available from across our region and bring the right people, organizations and skills to the table to deal with specific issues.

INVESTING

Community Impact Council members serve as local United Way champions. They are leadership donors who evaluate and make decisions regarding investments from the Community Fund in their region. Click here to learn more about Community Impact Councils.

By the numbers

We invest in programs and initiatives to change the lives of people all across our region. 

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Lives Changed

Together, we are changing lives.

Your donation is invested locally, changing the lives of people in your community.
Find out more about the people whose lives have improved because of your donation.

Megan and Rebecca
MEGAN AND REBECCA
Anne
ANNE
Megan
MEGAN
Sheila and Brooklynn
SHEILA AND BROOKLYNN
Philip
PHILIP
John Tod Centre
JOHN TOD CENTRE
Everyone Can Play
EVERYONE CAN PLAY
Steve
STEVE