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Homeless Action Week 2018 in Prince George – CONNECT DAY

On Connect Day, the Community Partners Addressing Homelessness connect homeless and homeless at risk individuals with agencies and resources that provide information, education and referrals. Backpacks with basic survival items are available.

Agencies wishing to participate are invited to contact Lynn Florey at florey@shaw.ca or Kerry Pateman at kpateman@shaw.ca

Donations of warm winter clothing & boots (new or gently used) would be appreciated.

Please bring to United Way of Northern BC office:
5th Floor, 1600 3rd Avenue by October 4th .

Click here to download the poster to put up in your agencies. 


2018-10-02T06:13:35-07:00September 29th, 2018|From Poverty to Possibility, Homelessness Partnering Strategy|

Finning Canada Collect Coats for Connect Day 2018

2018-2019 UWNBC Corporate Campaign Partners

Left to right: Natasha Visona, EH&S Coordinator, Finning Canada; Jessica Smith, Office Administrator, Finning Canada.

We are so excited to have Jessica Smith, Office Administrator lead her team at Finning Canada in this
year’s campaign from 30th October to 20th November 2018. We want to wish them all the best and have
lots of fun with your campaign.

Funds raised in the community, stay in the community. Your funds help in moving individuals From poverty to possibility; build Healthy people strong communities and help kids to develop into All that Kids can be.

The Finning team have started a clothing drive and are collecting coats and clothing to be made
available at “Connect Day” – held on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 in the Friendship Hall, Prince George
Native Friendship Centre.

This is an annual event that is hosted by CPAH (Community Partners Addressing Homelessness). On the day around 250 […]

2018-09-27T15:00:09-07:00September 27th, 2018|Give, Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Our Donors|

Nine Agencies Receive Over $720k to Fight Homelessness in Prince George

Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC, the community entity that distributes funding for the federally funded Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), is pleased to announce a total of $727,327 will be dispersed to nine agencies to combat homelessness in Prince George for 2017-2019:

An Association Advocating for Women and Children (Prince George Housing First)
Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (Community Voice Mail)
• Active Support Against Poverty (Tenant Support Worker)
Northern John Howard Society (Transitional Housing Coordinator)
Prince George Brain Injured Group (Survival and Beyond Employment Program)
Positive Living North (Fire Pit Cultural Drop-In Centre)
Saint Vincent de Paul Society (Sustaining Positive Growth)
YMCA of Northern BC (Housing support for homeless and at-risk youth)
• Kerry Pateman Planning Services (Housing First Forum, Community Connect Day)

HPS is a federally-funded, community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness. It provides direct support and funding to organizations assisting […]

Call for Proposals: Homeless Partnering Strategy

The United Way of Northern BC, in partnership with the Prince George Community Partners Addressing Homelessness, is accepting funding applications from organizations interested in obtaining financial assistance under the Homelessness Partnering Strategy for activities to meet the needs of the homeless, or those at imminent risk of homelessness.

Submissions must be received no later than 2:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2016. Application packages containing the full eligibility and proposal requirements are available as of Monday, November 7, 2016 by contacting Michele Brooke or Kerry Pateman.

Or at:

United Way of Northern BC
1600 – 3 rd Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3G6

An information session will be provided for prospective applicants on Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in Room 204, 2nd Floor, Prince George Native Friendship Centre, 1600 3rd Ave, Prince George.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

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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 Facebook and view more pictures from the event.


Prince George Homeless Count Final Report

Trevor Williams, United Way CEO, counting the homeless on April 18 Trevor Williams, United Way CEO, counting the homeless on April 18

On April 18, 2016, Prince George took part in a nationally coordinated effort, led by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy, to measure homelessness in Canada. The Point‐in‐Time (PiT) Homeless Count was conducted by Community Partners Addressing Homelessness in partnership with community agencies and stakeholders. United Way CEO Trevor Williams (pictured right), and North Central Community Development Officer Michele Brooke (pictured above) both participated in counting the homeless.

It should be noted that participation in the national PiT Count was voluntary for communities. However, it was considered by many to be a critical starting point to establishing a national picture of Homelessness across Canada and would further, allow communities to engage in comparative studies based on national standards. This in turn, strengthens and broadens […]

Spotlight on CMHA’s Resource Housing Outreach Program

CMHA-LOGO-e1446476023304United Way supports CMHA’s Resource Housing Outreach program in Prince George, designed to assist people with mental health challenges achieve and maintain stable housing.  There’s no need for referrals – many people access services by walking in from the street, while others may be discharged from hospital or referred from agencies.  The program employs a part-time coordinator who works Tuesday to Thursday from 8:30am-3:30pm, who provides individualized supports to individuals suffering with severe mental illness and other related issues including physical health, poverty, and addictions.

As of December 31, 2015, the program is on target to work with 40-60 individuals and families for the year, however the coordinator reports that rising housing prices have prevented people from finding safe and affordable housing. The program instead focuses on helping people get creative with how they manage their shared living environments, and finding safe ways to […]

UWNBC to Participate in Homeless Count in Prince George

PiT Count 2016 Information PosterOn April 18 & 19,  agencies participating in the Homelessness Partnering Strategy will be out on the streets in various locations to count the homeless in Prince George. United Way of Northern BC is the Community Entity of this federal government initiative and UWNBC’s CEO Trevor Williams and North Central Community Development Officer Michele Brook will be out on the street helping collect data for this point-in-time survey. For more information on this initiative, see the following links: