To enable people who are living in poverty to obtain services that provide basic needs like food clothing and shelter and medical care and legal support to help them build a better life.
United Way of Northern BC helps provide access to critical community health and social services that support individuals and families that are hungry, homeless or unemployed. But we also go beyond responding to the symptoms of poverty by investing in research and programs that address the underlying root causes.
The Living Wage Project
In cooperation with the University of Northern British Columbia, United Way completed a “Living Wage” analysis which revealed that a family of four living in Prince George required more than $60,000 per year to meet basic food clothing and shelter needs. United Way services are developed to support families as they strive to make a living wage.
Poverty Reduction Community Action Team
The Union of BC Municipalities and the Ministry for Children and Family Development put together a team to address poverty in Prince George. United Way of Northern BC was invited to be part of the team. We host the community poverty reduction consultant who leads the team, with in-kind office and administrative support.
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 [...]
Our Homelessness Action Week has been busying planning the events for Oct 6-12, 2018. Please take a look at this poster and support where you can. Click here to download a poster to put up [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
On 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 [...]