Community Investments

30 03, 2017

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

2017-04-04T20:42:51+00:00March 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 [...]

2 04, 2015

World Autism Awareness Day

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00April 2nd, 2015|Community Investments|

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about autism. United Way is proud to partner and invest in several strong organizations in our community who are working towards raising awareness and supporting families who are impacted by Autism including Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism, Children's Therapy and Family Resource [...]

22 07, 2014

United Way proud to partner with BC Interior Community Foundation on funding for local community project

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00July 22nd, 2014|Community Investments|

                  It was announced at the BC Interior Community Foundation (formerly the Kamloops Foundation) AGM in June that, for the first time, United Way and the BCICF will be pooling grant funds to support a local community project. This important project called “NO Straight Lines”, brings together [...]

2 12, 2013

United Way Invests $100,000 in Williams Lake

2017-01-23T21:57:24+00:00December 2nd, 2013|Cariboo, Community Investments|

This past month, members of the local United Way Community Impact Council allocated over $100,000 to support local non-profit organizations. All the funds were raised through Williams Lake United Way campaigns which included Gibraltar, Mt. Polley, Finning, Williams Lake Credit Union, Royal Bank, Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, Scotiabank, Thompson Rivers University and more. Those [...]

3 04, 2013

New partnership aims to close the gap on Homelessness and Addiction

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Community Impact, Community Investments, Healthy people strong communities, Homelessnes Action Plan, Kamloops, News&Info, strong communities|

At a Press Conference this afternoon it was announced that funding from RIH Foundation and United Way is supporting a new pilot project aimed at closing the gap on homelessness and addiction in Kamloops. A collaborative investment of $100,000 will provide support for 11 clients at the Emerald Centre Co-Ed Emergency Shelter, operated by Canadian [...]

27 02, 2013

Helping youth create respectful relationships

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00February 27th, 2013|All that kids can be, Community Impact, Community Investments, Healthy people strong communities|

Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada and thousands of people across the country are sporting pink to symbolize a stand against bullying. We all know that bullying is an issue in today's classrooms - but how can we turn that around? United Way has begun a partnership with School District 73 for delivery of [...]

22 01, 2013

$750 of Emergency Funding in Ashcroft

2013-01-22T15:26:37+00:00January 22nd, 2013|Community Impact, Community Investments, Healthy people strong communities, Logan Lake|

United Way is supporting the Elizabeth Fry Society to help out a family whose home burned down last week. While the family had house insurance this funding will help provide contents for their new home. Elizabeth Fry is going to support them through $750 in gift cards. Canadian Mental Health Association has also donated furniture [...]

11 01, 2013

2013 Community Investments

2013-01-11T10:31:26+00:00January 11th, 2013|Campaign 2012, Community Impact, Community Investments, Kamloops, News&Info|

Thanks to everyone in our region who supports United Way through donations and volunteering we reached and exceeded our fundraising goal of $2-million. The total amount raised for the 2012 United Way campaign is $2,178,000, which is a 9 per cent increase over last year’s campaign. It is now time to invest those dollars back [...]