United Way and the Canadian Labour Congress have been partners since 1988, ensuring workers and working families can access social and public services that are accessible, universal and of the highest quality right in their community.
Unions across British Columbia are longstanding and generous contributors to United Way campaigns, encouraging members to volunteer and give. But the partnership goes much deeper than just financial support.
Labour representatives volunteer with United Way as members of the United Way Board of Directors Labour Committee, Campaign Cabinet Committee, and as part of the CLC United Way Labour Community Advocates Program.
Learn about ways you can take action in your community.
Unions are an important force for democracy, not just in the workplace, but beyond. Here in British Columbia, we have a strong social safety net in place to catch us when we need help. That’s due in part to the strength of the Labour movement and unions. The support that unions and working people give to United Way helps improve the lives of people living right here in our community.
Run a workplace campaign
Help us raise funds to support our community by mobilizing your brothers, sisters, and friends to support an invaluable program in your region.
Help build a healthy, caring, inclusive community by supporting people in need. Your generosity helps United Way invest in vital programs and services right in your community. All donations stay 100% local.
Give your time in a rewarding, hands-on way to make a meaningful impact in your local community.
Labour Community Advocate Program
As part of the United Way and CLC Labour Community Advocate Program, the course provides training on community involvement and working with community partners to make social change possible.
Interested in changing lives and strengthening our communities? Join us for Labour Community Advocates courses at the CLC Pacific Region Winter School or ask us to bring the training to your union.
Training & Capacity Building
Interested in our training opportunities?
Contact us to learn more.
Our labour partners are invited to attend United Way British Columbia events around the province!
Labour Participation Team
United Way British Columbia has designated staff devoted to connecting with the labour movement. The Labour Partnership department works with labour organizations to promote and realize the work that United Way BC does, and can do, with the labour sector’s support.
Edmund MaLabour Program Coordinator
Diana MoreCommunity Task Force Manager
Rachel AllanLabour Partnership Representative
Alexa GrafCapacity Building Specialist
Connect with our Labour department to learn more, find out how you can get involved, or talk about running a fundraising campaign with your union.