United Way focuses our work in three main areas: building strong communities, helping kids be all they can be, and moving families from poverty to possibility.
Learn more about your community, and about trends and issues affecting the Lower Mainland and the province.
January 27, 2015
Mindfulness matters: kids who slow down and pay attention do better in school
Kids who are taught how to be mindful—defined as “paying attention in the present moment without judgment”—are happier, kinder, and…Read Me
January 23, 2015
What do kids want to do more of after school?
In the Tri-Cities, 9 out of 10 youth have their own cell phones. Those who don’t are more likely to…Read Me
January 15, 2015
B.C. gets good grades in supporting Aboriginal children’s education
In an article published in The Vancouver Sun, columnist Daphne Bramham discusses gaps and gains for B.C.’s aboriginal children. First…Read Me
January 8, 2015
BC only province left with no poverty reduction strategy
Poverty statistics released by Statistics Canada in December 2014 show once again that B.C. has one of the highest poverty…Read Me
January 5, 2015
Vegetable or UFO?
Fall means harvest and farmers markets. When people stop by the Gourmet Grannies booth at the Haney Farmers Market in…Read Me
January 5, 2015
The virtue of meeting over tweeting
Author Emily White says that self-reliance is overrated and that it’s time to rebuild a sense of community and civic…Read Me
January 2, 2015
Better at Home selects five communities for rural pilot
Nakusp, Invermere, the Villages of Fraser Lake and Valemount, and Pender Island are the five communities chosen for United Way’s…Read Me