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United Way of the Lower Mainland

United Way is a charitable organization established over 80 years ago to support those in need in Metro Vancouver. United Way of the Lower Mainland is dedicated to creating healthy, caring and inclusive communities by breaking the cycle of poverty, helping school-age children make the right life choices, and supporting seniors to age with dignity.

Where are we?

United Way of the Lower Mainland
4543 Canada Way
Burnaby BC
Canada
V5G 4T4

Articles on United Way of the Lower Mainland

Oct 30, 2013
United Way of the Lower Mainland

United Way of the Lower Mainland has launched their annual fundraising campaign. This year the goal is $28.3 million to help children, families and seniors across the Lower Mainland. United Way of the Lower Mainland supports 26 municipalities across the Lower Mainland, the Sea to Sky corridor, and Sunshine Coast. Through...

Oct 30, 2013
United Way Supports After-School Programs

United Way of the Lower Mainland knows that bullying damages kids. United Way helps to prevent bullying by investing in after-school programs, safe places where children feel they belong, find great role models and grow their confidence. Reaching children at risk before they make the wrong choices is critical to...

Oct 30, 2013
KPMG Gives Back Through United Way Campaigns

KPMG is passionate about strengthening relationships with its communities, and recognizes that the opportunity to have a positive impact extends beyond client work. KPMG believes that its employees must take an active role with organizations and issues that they are passionate about. KPMG is one of United Way of the Lower...

Oct 30, 2013
United Way Early Childhood Development Settlement Program Wins 2013 Premier's Award

An early childhood program founded and funded in part by United Way of the Lower Mainland has won a 2013 Premier’s Award. First Steps Early Childhood Development Settlement Program is a pilot project to help newly arrived government-assisted refugee children and their caregivers prepare for and adjust to a new...

Oct 30, 2013
Q&A with United Way President and CEO Michael McKnight

What is the United Way of the Lower Mainland? The United Way has been around for more than 80 years supporting those in need in Metro Vancouver. We work with more than 150 agencies, but more than just investing money, we do research and advocacy, we are involved in public policy...

Oct 30, 2013
United Way Helps Combat Growing Number of Homeless Seniors

The fastest growing segment of the homeless population in Metro Vancouver is seniors. Between 2002 and 2011, the number of homeless seniors age 65 and up has tripled from 2002 to 2011 according to Metro Vancouver Homeless Count, which is conducted every three years. United Way of the Lower Mainland sees...

Nov 20, 2013
Making a Smart Investment

We all know the old expression, "a stitch in time saves nine." United Way embraces this philosophy with its focus on prevention when tackling social issues like child poverty. Acting early on a problem is the most effective strategy, and it’s also a good return on your investment. Studies show that...

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