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A Fresh Slice of Life

Gordon Brown is now a community hero, thanks to a network of United Way agencies that helped him overcome homelessness, addiction and unemployment.

For nearly 25 years, Gordon Brown battled homelessness, unemployment and addiction. But, for even longer, United Way—with the support of donors like you—has been committed to building a strong and responsive community-services sector, ensuring that help is available right when it’s needed.

Because of generosity like yours, Gordon finally turned his life around for good. Today, he’s an admired member of his community, employed full-time teaching kids to cook, and celebrating 10 years as a United Way volunteer.

 

By |February 15th, 2017|Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Impact Stories, Volunteer|Comments Off on A Fresh Slice of Life

Ask The Expert: How Are Health and Poverty Related?

Kwame McKenzie is the CEO of the Wellesley Institute, a Toronto-based non-profit research and policy institute that focuses on advancing population health. Also a CAMH psychiatrist, he’s a leading expert on the social causes of mental illness and making our health system more equitable. United Way spoke with Kwame for our ‘Ask the  Expert’ series to learn how health and poverty are related.

1. Is there a connection between income and our health?
There’s a strong link between income and health. But, it’s not just about the amount of money you make and what you can buy, it’s what your whole […]

By |February 7th, 2017|From Poverty to Possibility, Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Impact Stories|Comments Off on Ask The Expert: How Are Health and Poverty Related?

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Why does your help matter? #Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Canadian #youth. One in three people who reported having a need for mental-health care during a three-month period did not have their needs met. With your support, United Way is promoting overall mental health for people across #NorthwestBC. Donate today: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/united-way-of-northern-british-columbia/#donate_now