Creating Local Impact
In 2021, United Way BC Thompson Nicola Cariboo Region invested over $1.3 million dollars to support over 76,500 unique individuals in the Thompson Nicola Cariboo through our Community Fund, New Horizons Seniors Funding, Emergency Community Support Fund, and our United Way Sector Stabilization Fund.
We focused on our non-profit sector strengthening work by conducting workshops and undertaking research to better understand local community needs that will guide our ongoing work.
We continued to facilitate the Community Action Team in Kamloops (CAT) which includes representatives from government, first nations, health authorities, non-profit organizations, and concerned citizens. This informed group discusses the current overdose epidemic and creates actionable plans and awareness at the local level.
We distributed more than 8,700 bus tickets through our Emergency Transportation program in partnership with the City of Kamloops. This allows for barrier-free access to community service programs and resources.