United Way BC – North

Formerly United Way Northern BC (UWNBC). Currently serving 32 communities, and dozens of First Nations, we have a commitment to the region, standing with the people, working in the communities, and extending the arm of support to those who are in need.

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Northern BC Region

On October 1st, United Way of Northern British Columbia (UWNBC) joined with United Way British Columbia to better streamline administration and leverage the larger organization’s centralized services.

Since 1967, UWNBC has supported communities through a wide range of initiatives that have reached thousands of people. Some of our key initiatives currently include the Coastal GasLink Legacy Fund, Tree of Lights in Prince George, and our Urgent Response Fund to support wildfire relief in the region.  

Local Impact

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

Investing in our communities 

By conducting extensive outreach and working with local people, we strive to understand the actual community needs and plan accordingly. Last year we supported 96 agencies with an impact on over 23,000 individuals.  

Supporting health & wellness 

Children and youth supports were given to 12,401 individuals, and elders accessed important social programs 3,325 times. 

Distributing food to those in need 

We collaborate with many local agencies and support around 50 programs to help people access healthy meals, food hampers, and learn important life skills to grow, prepare, and cook food.

Expanding access to essential services 

By facilitating the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) in the City of Prince George and the City of Quesnel, 16,463 transit tickets were given out to our vulnerable neighbours to help provide access to food, medical and counselling appointments, employment supports, children or senior services, and justice. 

Tackling period poverty 

By collecting and distributing 40,649 menstrual products in 13 Northern BC communities as part of the Period Promise campaign to help those who struggle to purchase products, break stigma, and raise the profile of the issue in our region. 

Empowering communities 

Through critical social service programs and initiatives, over 16,000 hours of volunteer hours were mobilized to support local communities and provide a hand up to their neighbours in a time of need. 

Additional Impact Resources


Learn more about our work in the region.

Healthy People, Strong Communities 

Removing barriers for seniors, people living with disabilities, and newcomers to access the essential services and supports they need to succeed. 

All that kids can be 

Ensuring kids can be all they can be through the education they deserve, starting at the earliest possible age and continuing through to adulthood. 

From poverty to possibility 

Enabling people who are living in poverty to obtain services that can provide basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. 

Contact Us

Contact the Northern BC team.

Tel: 250-561-1040

Email: info-nbc@uwbc.ca

Address: 1675 15th Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 3X2