FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, 13th August 2018
United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Spinal Cord Injury BC
Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $7,000 grant to Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) for its Northern Peer Support Program for 2018-2019 funding cycle.
Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, are able to apply for Community Investment Funding from the United Way. UWNBC focuses on three main pillars – to move people From poverty to possibility; develop Healthy people, strong communities and to allow children to develop into All that kids can be.
Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Our promise is to invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact to the most people.
UWNBC supports 22 communities, 5 Regional Districts and 86 Aboriginal Communities by investing in organizations that deliver programs, advocating for change, and working in partnership with agencies, government, educators, labour, business and community members. We support 125 agencies that provide 519 programs throughout Northern BC. Our efforts positive affect the lives of 1 in 3 people in northern BC, which equates to 115,000 people being impacted across the north.
A spinal cord injury is life-changing, so it’s natural for people with injuries or related physical disabilities to seek support and information from those who have been there too. The Northern Peer Support program is a vibrant community of individuals with spinal cord injury and related physical disabilities, as well as their family and friends. These individuals count on the Northern Peer Program for answers, connections, solutions and unique community experiences. Individuals are assisted to overcome their challenges of living in a wheelchair by connecting people in communities across the north. This is just one way that UWNBC helps to build healthier communities across the north. Individuals wishing to connect with a Peer Program Coordinator can reach out to Brandy Stiles, Peer Program Regional Leader, 250-563-6942 (Prince George Office).
Left to right: Michele Brooke, UWNBC, Campaign Officer – North Central; Brandy Stiles, Spinal Cord Injury BC, Peer Program Regional Leader.
If you have any questions regarding United Way Day of Caring® projects, please feel free to contact me:
- Michele Brooke
- Campaign Officer – North Central
- United Way Northern BC
- T: 250-561-1040 x 103