About United Way of British Columbia :

United Way British Columbia supports the development of healthy, caring, and inclusive communities by strengthening vital connections that support people in need. Serving over 4 million people, United Way focuses on urgent response, children and youth, seniors, poverty, mental health, and food security.

In 2022, United Way British Columbia:

  • 3.35 MILLION MEALS AND HAMPERS were delivered to over 81,500 BC families and individuals through dignified food access programming to help address Food Security
  • 6,755 CHILDREN received the support they needed to succeed in 54 United Way BC School’s Out programs
  • ALMOST 500 FORMER YOUTH IN CARE were able to cover basic living expenses while pursuing post-secondary education in BC through the Youth Futures Education Fund
  • OVER 37,700 SENIORS received Healthy Aging support services to stay independent, active and engaged in their own communities.
  • ABOUT 9,000 NEIGHBOURS were brought closer together in 12 United Way BC Hi Neighbour Initiatives
  • OVER 81,000 HELP LINE REQUESTS WERE ANSWERED, and more than 165,000 referrals were made through our United Way BC Helpline Services

About the UBC United Way Campaign

The UBC United Way Campaign is an annual workplace campaign that runs in the fall which creates opportunities for UBC staff, faculty and community members to connect, network and raise funds for a great cause. The 2023 UBC United Way Campaign will run from October till December.

The University of British Columbia has a long history with United Way and is the only Board of Governor approved employee campaign.

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan) has been recognized as a top contributor to United Way for many years. Since 2009 UBC has consistently raised over $550,000 annually in support of the local community. The 2022 UBC United Way Campaign raised nearly $550,000 and engaged with over thousands of community members.

UBC has also partnered with United Way. to lead research in areas of Middle Childhood Development and Neighborhood Planning as well providing space for the city to hold conversations on Community Engagement, Social Innovation, Public Policy and more.

The UBC Okanagan campus started their United Way campaign in 2005 and has since achieved outstanding results in participation and donations that have greatly impacted their community. 

View UBC Policy 100 on Charitable Givings 



Give a little. Gain a lot.There are many ways you can support the United Way and give to help change lives in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.


Find out how you can be involved with United Way and the next UBC Campaign.


Whether you give your time, your financial support, encourage others to invest in the United Way of the Lower Mainland, or help build networks on our behalf, your support is making a significant impact.




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