United Way makes a difference in the lives of children and seniors in the Lower Mainland by working to prevent childhood poverty, bullying and seniors social isolation. United Way knows how to prevent these problems, but we can’t do it alone. Our work is made possible through the generosity of our donors and volunteers, and the remarkable efforts of our partners from business, labour, government and the community.
This support enables us to give children the very best start in life through nurturing care, strong family support and early learning opportunities. It provides school-age children with safe places and supportive programs, where they find positive role models, develop healthy habits and gain confidence and connection to others. It helps seniors to live independently and actively, fully engaged with friends and family, and contributing to community life.
United Way is unique in the Lower Mainland: no other organization has the same breadth of partnerships or the same depth in terms of taking comprehensive action on social issues. And we have been doing so for over 80 years. We act as a catalyst for change in the Lower Mainland by raising millions of dollars each year, mobilizing the commitment of community leaders, investing in innovative research and programs, and raising our voice for progressive social policy.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff, the hundreds of volunteers and the thousands of people throughout the Lower Mainland who benefit from the support of our donors, thank you for your commitment and your generous contributions to United Way.
President & Chief Executive Officer
United Way of the Lower Mainland