Impact Story

21 09, 2015

Therapeutic Horse Play at the KTRA

2017-01-23T21:57:19+00:00September 21st, 2015|Impact Story|

Jason*is a very caring, intelligent and dedicated 12-year-old boy who daily faces the challenges of autism spectrum disorder. When Jason first started riding at Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association (KTRA) three years ago, they had a lead rope on the horse, and an adult walking on each side of the horse.  Now he rides completely independently, [...]

19 08, 2015

Crossing Bridges Outreach

2015-11-23T22:24:55+00:00August 19th, 2015|Impact Story|

Steve spent his childhood being placed in over a dozen different foster homes. He was angry and volatile, which led to multiple suspensions from school and run-ins with the law. After participating in the Crossing Bridges Outreach art program through the Kamloops Art Council his demeanor changed and he now exemplifies happiness. United Way’s investment [...]

1 05, 2015

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Program in Clearwater

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00May 1st, 2015|Impact Story|

This program strives to deliver health, fitness and recreation programs to people of all ages and stages of life. United Way funds a variety of programs provided by the Healthy Kids, Healthy Community program. The support that United Way gives has benefited the lives of students at Clearwater Secondary School. A portion of the funding goes [...]

1 05, 2015

John Tod Centre

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00May 1st, 2015|Impact Story|

United Way helps build a strong neighbourhood through new community centre 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 Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops and Kamloops YMCA/YWCA came together with the City of Kamloops to create [...]