About United Way of British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island

More than ever before, BC communities need help addressing critical social issues. United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWBC) is a non-profit organization working to strengthen vital connections that support people in need in our local communities. UWBC works to drive positive impact and create healthy, caring, inclusive communities. Dollars raised locally, stay local.

In the Lower Mainland during the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way responded to community needs by:

  • supporting over 150 Local Love Food Hubs providing almost 4 million meals
  • helping over 42,000 individuals with immediate needs through Community Builders working in over 40 neighbourhoods
About the UBC United Way Campaign

The UBC United Way Campaign is an annual workplace campaign that runs in the fall (October till December) and creates a great opportunity for students, staff, and faculty on campus to connect, network and raise funds for a great cause. The 2021 UBC United Way Campaign marks the 45th anniversary of the campaign.

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 2020 UBC United Way Campaign raised over $600,000 and exceeded the goal of 1000 donors. The goal for the 2021 Campaign is to have 1100 from the UBC Community.

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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