United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) is a non-profit organization that delivers more than 300 programs and services to members of Lower Mainland communities and funds 150+ agencies. The United Way focuses on prevention and addresses the underlying causes of critical social issues such as poverty and social isolation before they become crises.

The UBC United Way Campaign is an annual workplace campaign that runs in the fall and creates a great opportunity for students, staff, and faculty on campus to connect, network and raise funds for a great cause.

The University of British Columbia has a long history with United Way and is the only Board of Governor approved employee campaign since 1976. Professor Santa J. Ono is currently serving as the co-chair of the campaign cabinet for United Way of the Lower Mainland. 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 at United Way of the Southern Interior.

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan) has been the top contributor to United Way for many years. Since 2009 UBC has consistently raised over $550,000 annually in support of the local community.

In the most recent years, UBC has also partnered with the United Way of Lower Mainland 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.

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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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