Why we’re here
More than ever before, BC communities need help addressing critical social issues. Working in Central and Northern Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Thompson Nicola Cariboo, Southern Interior, Trail and District, and East Kootenay, United Way British Columbia exists to drive positive impact and lasting change.
A healthy, caring, inclusive community.
We strengthen vital connections that support people in need in our local communities.
Delivering resources and support for the people who need it most
Kids and youth
Every child deserves the chance to grow up great. We help kids and youth succeed by supporting local and provincial programs and initiatives in early childhood development, after-school activities and youth leadership.
Activity, connection, and engagement are keys to seniors’ health and wellness. We help older adults stay independent in their homes and in their communities.
Everyone has the right to food, shelter and employment. We support people at the neighbourhood and community levels to help them move from poverty to possibility and work with businesses to create a more just society.
Meet our Senior Leadership
United Way British Columbia Senior Leadership oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and manages ongoing relationships with United Way stakeholders, including donors, investors, sponsors, volunteers, and employees.
Michael McKnightPresident and CEO
Jeff CalbickChief Operating Officer
Tamara IsaakChief Financial Officer
Katharine HarroldChief Revenue Officer
Dan NielsenChief Technology Officer
Neal AdolphProvincial Director, CLC Labour Participation
Tanjeet KalsiExecutive Assistant, President’s Office
Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.
Twin Brook Developments Ltd.
BDO Canada LLP
New Westminster & District Labour Council
Nicola Similkameen SD No. 58
Chief Financial Officer,
Kamloops and District Labour Council
Owner and President,
TJD Advisory Services
North Okanagan Labour Council
Crux Strategic Clarity
Nanaimo Duncan & District Labour Council
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Canadian Labour Congress
President and CEO,
HR West Consulting
Partner and Director,
Co-Founder and CEO,
Variational AI Inc.
Launch Financial Services Society
A healthy, caring, inclusive community includes everyone
United Way British Columbia is privileged to work with and learn from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) in our community. We strive to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion by supporting and promoting these values throughout our organization with our staff and volunteers, and in service to our whole community.
Work for United Way British ColumbiaUnited Way British Columbia offers you the opportunity to be part of a pillar in the community and non-profit sector and make a tangible difference in people’s lives. When you work at United Way you see firsthand that you are making your community better, while growing professionally in the process.
Work with purpose
Everyone cares about the work; because our employees are passionate about what they do, their knowledge shines through. Like-minded individuals come together to continually build vital connections in our local communities, which results in the improved lives of individuals and a better world for us all.
Work with passion
Our core values are collaboration, compassion, strategy, responsiveness, accountability, and inspiration – and who wouldn’t want to be part of that?!
Find your growing edge
Our strategic plan is future-focused: digitally driven, mobilizing citizens, innovation and more.
Competitive compensation in the non-profit sector. Proudly CUPE 1760.
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