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.
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.
Children and youth supports were given to 12,401 individuals, and elders accessed important social programs 3,325 times.
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.
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.
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.
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
Removing barriers for seniors, people living with disabilities, and newcomers to access the essential services and supports they need to succeed.
Ensuring kids can be all they can be through the education they deserve, starting at the earliest possible age and continuing through to adulthood.
Enabling people who are living in poverty to obtain services that can provide basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care.