23 10, 2017

Unveiling of Canada’s 1st National Housing Strategy – Fall 2017

2017-10-23T20:30:55+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Homelessness, Uncategorized|

                        Tackling homelessness and addressing housing need is a high priority for United Ways and Centraides across Canada.  In collaboration with a wide range of allies and experts, we have developed a set of innovative and fact-based policy solutions. There is a growing consensus that [...]

20 10, 2017

Tees for a Cause – United for BC Wildfire Recovery

2017-11-16T19:29:15+00:00October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  As one of the main host communities welcoming wildfire evacuees with open arms, Kamloops demonstrated our ability to step up in a time of need. This rang true especially for four organizations who banded together to give back to those affected through the selling of United for BC Wildfire Recovery t-shirts -- Newcap Radio, LN [...]

28 09, 2017

Jim McCarthy – United Way SUPERhero

2017-09-28T21:30:43+00:00September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  “Let’s just do it” is our first United Way SUPERhero’s favourite saying. This hero doesn’t see barriers—only opportunities – which has been evident in all aspects of his life from the shop floor to the classroom at TRU. As someone who received a “hand up” himself early in life, this charismatic SUPERhero is one [...]

5 09, 2017

Day of Caring for Eyecare Heroes

2017-09-05T20:23:11+00:00September 5th, 2017|Day of Caring, Uncategorized|

People experiencing vision loss are at a greater risk of social isolation and reduced community participation. 75% of vision loss can be treated or prevented and early diagnosis of eye problems can decrease the needless loss of vision. On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Ebata Eyecare hosted a Day of Caring® in partnership with the Canadian [...]

30 08, 2017

This too shall pass: Wildfire Recovery

2017-08-30T05:57:40+00:00August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last month, Tai, a housekeeper with United Way’s Better at Home initiative in Ashcroft, BC, stepped out from her mobile home in Boston Flats for a short trip to purchase groceries. What unfolded during next hour was a nightmare beyond her imagining. “When I left to return home I was told that the highway was already [...]

25 07, 2017

United for BC Wildfire Tees

2017-12-14T20:53:21+00:00July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

When the flames are snuffed out, when the firefighters have returned home, when the smoke has cleared, this is the T-shirt that will identify you as a British Columbian.   United for BC Wildfire Recovery Tees are just fifteen dollars each at United Way, Canadian Tire and Home Hardware.  Net proceeds will be going towards the "United [...]

18 07, 2017

United for BC Wildfire Recovery

2017-12-14T20:53:21+00:00July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

            July 18th, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops, B.C. – As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Way is mobilizing efforts through “United for BC Wildfire Recovery”, a national initiative preparing for the recovery and rebuilding of communities across the province. “Recovery from a crisis like the B.C. [...]

11 07, 2017

Volunteers United for BC Wildfire Recovery

2017-07-11T02:50:03+00:00July 11th, 2017|2017 BC Wildfires, Uncategorized|

In preparation for the hard work ahead, United Way is currently compiling a database of volunteers wanting to aid in the recovery from the BC Wildfires. As volunteer opportunities arise, we will be reaching out to this database for help as we work together with other local agencies and organizations to rebuild the communities affected.   [...]

9 07, 2017

BC Interior Wildfires: How You Can Help?

2017-07-11T02:00:45+00:00July 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

SHARED FROM GLOBAL NEWS  With more than 180 wildfires burning around B.C. on Saturday and more than 38,000 people across B.C’s interior and Cariboo regions displaced by the fire, many are wondering how they can help those in need. People around B.C. are offering to help in any way they can. B.C. Wildfire Service and [...]