Healthy people strong communities

7 05, 2019

Roses’ Story on Building Resilience | Youth Mental Health

2019-05-07T22:50:13+00:00May 7th, 2019|Healthy people strong communities|   Rose wants to be the first Indigenous prime minister—and she’s on the right path thanks to a United Way funded program . “Growing up was tough—I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety as a kid. By the time I was a teenager, most days I just wanted to sleep all day, [...]

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 02, 2015

United Way brings fundraising expertise to John Tod Capital Campaign

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Healthy people strong communities, Uncategorized|

In 2010, a difficult decision was made to close the John Tod Elementary School.  In 2012, a new life for the facility was born when the City of Kamloops saw an opportunity to secure the building for community use.  Enter the Boys & Girls Club of Kamloops and Kamloops YMCA/YWCA whose facility needs suited the [...]

22 01, 2015

Building technology skills through a social enterprise

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00January 22nd, 2015|Healthy people strong communities, Kamloops|

Geekpros and The New Life Mission have been working with a core group of dedicated volunteers from the Mission to build a sustainable social enterprise. The purpose of this venture is to provide the clients of the Mission with computer repair and service skills while they are completing their recovery. This venture is supported by [...]

2 10, 2014

Jail and Bail Kamloops

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Front Slider, Healthy people strong communities, Jail & Bail|

United Way and the RCMP are currently on the hunt for criminals for the fourth annual Jail and Bail event. This event has raised over $200,000 for the United Way Community Fund since it started in 2011. Visit today to get registered and start raising money for United Way!  

4 07, 2014

A Year's Worth of Work Completed in One Day by Canadian Western Bank

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00July 4th, 2014|Front Slider, Healthy people strong communities|

A whole year's worth of work completed at one Day of Caring! Bright and early yesterday morning a team of volunteers from Kamloops’s Canadian Western Bank arrived at Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association excited to participant in their second Day of Caring on the property. The team was greeted as they arrived by Katie, the pup [...]

5 05, 2014

United Way invests $1.5-million in the Thompson Nicola Cariboo Region

2017-01-23T21:57:23+00:00May 5th, 2014|Campaign 2013, Healthy people strong communities|

United Way invests $1.5-million in the Thompson Nicola Cariboo Region In March 2014, over forty volunteers spent countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing local non-profits before investing over $1-million into programs and services throughout the Thompson Nicola Cariboo Region. An additional $500,000 has been invested through grants, multi-partner collaborations and donor directed designations. The United [...]

24 07, 2013

Supporting programs that help seniors remain independent…it's what we do

2017-01-23T21:57:24+00:00July 24th, 2013|Healthy people strong communities, Kamloops|

Supporting programs that help seniors remain's what we do The first thing John Brownlee says when you meet him is how much he loves his backyard. The home he and his wife Linda own has several tall trees offering shade but the main feature is a garden bed in the middle with more trees [...]

11 06, 2013

From the Paint Cans to the Walls – United Way’s Day of Caring® in Merritt

2017-01-23T21:57:25+00:00June 11th, 2013|Day of Caring, Healthy people strong communities|

Building non-profits capacity through Days of's what we do The building that is now the soon-to-be Fireside Centre in Merritt has been empty for nearly 4 years. From a thrift shop to a Youth Mural Project, the Fireside Centre is now being revamped into a Teen Centre and Youth Case Aid Program, offering a [...]