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 independent...it'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 [...]

24 04, 2013

The Importance of Strong Volunteer Leadership

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00April 24th, 2013|Kamloops, volunteer|

It's National Volunteer Week in Canada, which is a time to recognize and celebrate the incredible efforts of our volunteers. At United Way we know how important strong volunteer leadership is. Part of building capacity with our Community Partners includes offering Volunteer Leadership Development because we know a strong Board of Directors is the backbone [...]

23 04, 2013

Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Project Coordinator – Homelessness Action Week 2013

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00April 23rd, 2013|Homelessnes Action Plan, Kamloops, News&Info|

The City of Kamloops, as the Community Entity (CE) that administers the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) in Kamloops, and the Kamloops Working Group on Homelessness (KWGH), the Community Advisory Board (CAB) responsible for determining the allocation of HPS funds in the local community, invite applications from individuals and organizations for the position [...]

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 [...]

25 03, 2013

55 Young Professionals Learn About Social Issues in Kamloops

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00March 25th, 2013|GenNext, Kamloops|

Last Thursday night 55 young professionals spent over two hours visiting non-profits in downtown Kamloops and learning about affordable housing and other social issues in our community during a United Way Seeing is Believing Tour. Participants visited Emerald Centre Emergency Shelter; Interior Community Services Youth Outreach Centre; Elizabeth Fry Society’s Elizabeth Court building; ASK Wellness’ [...]

7 03, 2013

International Women's Day

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00March 7th, 2013|Community Impact, Kamloops|

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" - Gloria Steinem Today is International Women's Day and events are happening across the globe to raise awareness and advocate for women. It just takes a [...]

26 02, 2013

Brenda Aynsley Awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00February 26th, 2013|Awards, Community Impact, Kamloops, Our Team|

On behalf of the Board, Campaign Cabinet and Staff of United Way we are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Brenda Aynsley, has been recognized for her significant contribution to our community through United Way and awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Diamond Jubilee Medal is a prestigious national award, which honours individuals who’ve [...]

6 02, 2013

The dangerous business of Pay Day loans

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00February 6th, 2013|Community Impact, Homelessnes Action Plan, Kamloops, Pay Day Loans|

CBC released a story today that Ontario wants to revoke the license of payday cash stores and those of us in Kamloops who are working to end homelessness jumped for joy. A quick search on google maps of “pay day loan companies, Kamloops” comes up with 10 results. Research by Thompson Rivers University, in partnership [...]

11 01, 2013

Evaluation 101 Workshop

2017-01-23T21:57:27+00:00January 11th, 2013|Events, Kamloops, News&Info, strong communities, workshops|

We are pleased to be offering a workshop for our Community Partners on program evaluation. This free workshop, Evaluation 101, will be held from 8:30-4:30pm on Thursday, January 31st in Kamloops. The intent of this day is to have participants come away with a solid understanding of the role of evaluation and some tools with [...]

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 [...]