Southern Interior Region

Serving the Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap, Similkameen, West Kootenay Boundary, and East Kootenays, we help cultivate local love in our communities.

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Southern Interior Region

In 2023, the impacts of the wildfires and the global economic crisis reverberated through BC’s Southern Interior, but our communities rallied in a great show of support. Two milestone Drive-Thru events are held annually in the North and South Okanagan regions, where the community gets together to show their local love and help those in need in the Southern Interior.

Local Impact

Learn more about the impact we’re making in the region.

Helping communities affected by wildfires

By supporting Emergency Support Services, food security, and mental health across Northern and Central Okanagan, and by opening emergency pop-up camps for children in Vernon.

Supporting communities impacted by floods

In the North Okanagan (Armstrong, Enderby, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Vernon), South Okanagan (Oliver, Penticton, Princeton), Central Okanagan (Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, West Kelowna), and Kootenays (Cranbrook) by providing mental health supports, food security, essential items, outreach, and advocacy. We also sourced sump pumps and coordinated in-kind donations including 240 pairs of shoes, household products, and appliances.

Connecting neighbours & building healthier communities

By launching a Hi Neighbour initiative in Princeton and new Regional Food Hubs in Vernon and in the Lower Similkameen Indian Band.

Investing in our youth’s futures

We continued our Child Safety Initiative delivering 520 car seats to local families in need.

Making the holiday season brighter

Distributed Christmas hampers and gifts for children and youth to more than 75 households in the Beaver Valley area in Trail and District.

Expanding our support systems

Like our Period Promise Initiative, Child Safety Initiative, Food Hubs, and Better at Home seniors services across BC’s Southern Interior.

Programs

Learn more about our work in the region.

Impact Stories

Local love in your community.

Events

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Contact Us

Contact the United Way British Columbia Southern Interior team.

Tel: 250-860-2356

Email: info-sibc@uwbc.ca

Address: Unit B – 1525 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, V1Y 3G6