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.
March 23, 2017
Fighting hunger and building community
As reported in a special feature on Global News, United Way actively works to fight hunger in the Lower Mainland…Read Me
March 8, 2017
Running, reading and snack time!
Today in BC, in more than two-thirds of families, both parents work. The statistics are even higher for single-parent families.…Read Me
March 8, 2017
Women’s Day: Riding the wave
“I was able to ride the wave, as opposed by being hit by it.” Margaret Catley-Carlson is referring to the…Read Me
March 7, 2017
Tampon Tuesday: Your help is needed. Period.
Nicola Hill, Janet Austin and Irene Lanzinger stand behind a pyramid of donated pads and tampons. Periods are a fact…Read Me
March 1, 2017
Healthy snacks make happy kids
Afternoons Monday through Friday, kids stream out of Tillicum and Hastings Schools in East Vancouver. Some go home with their…Read Me
February 28, 2017
Keeping kids safe in cars
BCAA is dedicated to the safe transportation of children. And United Way works to make sure that kids grow up…Read Me
February 27, 2017
How believing in people changes lives
“When my mother told my father she was pregnant with me, she ended up in the hospital,” says Amanda. “You…Read Me
February 22, 2017
$25.1 million raised to help more than 400,000 people
We did it together! In 2016, $25.1 million was raised across the Lower Mainland to help people in need. Those…Read Me
February 17, 2017
Scotiabank sponsors the 2017 United Way Community Spirit Awards
This year’s Scotiabank and United Way Community Spirit Awards will be amazing! The event takes place Tuesday, February 21, and…Read Me
February 16, 2017
Donate used Compass Card and help others
Want an easy way to help families in need? Now you can donate new, or semi-used, unregistered Compass Cards into…Read Me