One in five BC children under age 6 lives in poverty. We help break the cycle of poverty.
How: We help ensure that children get the best start in life by investing in early learning, skilled parenting, and caring services so that children are nurtured and families strengthened. Learn how to help break the cycle of poverty.
Every month, more than one-third of children in Grades 4 to 7 are bullied or bully others. We help children make the right life choices.
How: We help end destructive behaviors by ensuring school-age kids make the right choices. By investing in safe places and supportive programs where children feel they belong, find great role models, and grow their confidence – they become happy, healthy and resilient young people. Learn how to help children make the right choices.
Social isolation affects at least ten percent of seniors living in the Lower Mainland. We support seniors to age with dignity.
How: We do this by investing in services that reach out to seniors and help them engage with their community, and to live in their own homes, surrounded by friends, families and neighbours. Learn how to support seniors to age with dignity.
Learn how United Way is helping seniors remain independent with the Better at Home program.