Poverty to Possibility

7 02, 2017

“Housing Matters” Seeing is Believing Tour – A Student’s View

2017-02-24T17:36:57+00:00February 7th, 2017|Community Impact, Know your community, Poverty to Possibility, Seeing is Believing Tours|

It was a slushy January afternoon when a small group of 14 community-minded individuals gathered at United Way to embark on a journey from emergency shelter to long-term housing. At 1:00 pm, we were greeted by our fearless leader Sarah, Community Campaign Manager at the United Way, who kindly offered us coffee and cookies to [...]

23 01, 2017

Domtar supports ASK Wellness Mattress Recycling Social Enterprise

2017-01-23T22:53:26+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Kamloops, Poverty to Possibility, Social Enterprise|

As an avid "cheerleader" for social enterprise throughout the Thompson Nicola Cariboo region, United Way was excited to witness the unique donation of a forklift made by Domtar to United Way Funded Partner, ASK Wellness. The donated forklift will be key in ASK Wellness' new mattress recycling program which will give employment opportunities to those looking [...]

15 09, 2014

United Way Poverty Simulation – A Participant Perspective!

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00September 15th, 2014|Community Impact, Events, Front Slider, Poverty Simulation, Poverty to Possibility|

On Thursday, September 11 United Way brought in facilitators from the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region in Edmonton, Alberta to host two Poverty Simulations in Kamloops. To see the Poverty Simulation in action, click here to watch the story on CFJC TV News. Erin McGregor, who works at the Royal Bank of Canada, [...]

29 07, 2014

United Way to host two poverty simulations in Kamloops

2017-01-23T21:57:21+00:00July 29th, 2014|Community Impact, Front Slider, Poverty to Possibility|

Did you know? British Columbia has the worst child poverty rate in Canada* 1 in 5 children in BC live in poverty* How would you deal with a life in poverty? Underlying many social issues is a single but massive problem: poverty. Before we can begin to alleviate poverty, we must try to understand it. [...]

13 01, 2014

Building the strength and capacity of non-profits…it's what we do…

2017-01-23T21:57:24+00:00January 13th, 2014|Community Impact, Front Slider, Poverty to Possibility|

Building the strength and capacity of non-profits...it's what we do... Last fall, the Family Tree Family Centre was ready to close its doors after funding commitments from two charitable foundations expired last summer. Thanks to a generous donation of $50,000 from the Teck Community Investment fund that won’t be happening. Family Tree offers pivotal programming [...]

23 05, 2013

United Way Supports Metis Youth

2017-01-23T21:57:25+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Poverty to Possibility|

Supporting youth as they transition to adulthood...it's what we do United Way’s investment in the Circle of Care program at Lii Michif Otipemisiwak (LMO) has made a difference in the lives of many Métis youth in our community. From assisting a vulnerable female youth, who otherwise would have hitch hiked to an unknown destination in [...]