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Your donation positively affects the lives of 1 in 3 individuals in Northern BC.

We Support Your Local Community

We make a lasting impact by taking donations and investing in collaborations, change initiatives and agency partners. 90 cents of every dollar is reinvested into programs and services helping your friends, relatives and neighbours throughout Northern BC. Please give.

Homelessness Strategy

We've teamed up with community partners to reduce homelessness in the region.

Homelessness Strategy

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy is a Federal Government strategy & community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 Designated Communities across Canada.

Success by 6®

We help create child and family friendly communities through partnerships.

Success by 6®

Success By 6® brings together partners from all sectors – provincial & municipal government, community and Aboriginal services, health, education, child care, recreation, libraries and more – to work together to create child and family friendly communities.


Homelessness Action Week & Connect Day in Prince George

October 9-15 is Homelessness Action Week in BC and approximately 250 people attended the Connect Day event on Tuesday at the PG Native Friendship Centre. Connect Day helps homeless and at-risk individuals connect to agencies for information and resources. Attendees were given backpacks filled with blankets, mittens, hats, toiletries, first aid kits, and bus tickets. They were also given haircuts and lunch, and were invited to get their pictures taken.

United Way staff stuffed backpacks and were on hand during the event to answer questions about United Way and our role in helping to eliminate homelessness in Prince George. Click below to like us on […]

By |October 13th, 2016|From Poverty to Possibility, Homelessness Partnering Strategy|Comments Off on Homelessness Action Week & Connect Day in Prince George

United Way Continues to Focus on Food Security

Chances are, someone you know doesn’t have the money or means to buy healthy food. Northern Health recently released a report that states 16% of households in our region experience food insecurity. Food insecure families experience greater health and social challenges compared to people who can afford healthy food.

This is where United Way comes in. Through your donations, United Way not only provides financial support to community partners to alleviate poverty, we also mobilize collective action, and go beyond responding to the symptoms of poverty by investing in research and programs that address the underlying root causes.

Like many communities throughout Northern BC, Fort […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Day of Caring, From Poverty to Possibility, Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Volunteer|Comments Off on United Way Continues to Focus on Food Security

Spotlight on Smithers Public Library – “Locked in the Library”

Your donations to United Way allows the Smithers Public Library to run programs for children and teens like the Online Teen Summer Challenge, Zombie Day, Dungeons & Dragons, Minecraft, Post-Secondary Application Night, Hour of Code (Intro to programming), Christmas Crafts and a Dungeons & Dragons Christmas Party.

Not only do these programs allow kids to get more involved with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) activities, they also draw kids to the library, and make them feel more comfortable in accessing all the resources our libraries offer. It also expands their minds as to their interests. From July to December 2015, over […]

By |August 31st, 2016|All That Kids Can Be, Impact Stories|Comments Off on Spotlight on Smithers Public Library – “Locked in the Library”