Simon Fraser University has supported United Way British Columbia since 1992. In that time, the university has helped raise over $3.6 million towards programs that have a positive social impact on our local communities.
Together, we strengthen vital connections for those in need.
Support from students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni helped United Way British Columbia:
- Provide 3.35 million meals and hampers to families and individuals in need through local United Way Food Hubs
- Help about 6,755 local kids attend high-quality, out-of-school programs
- Connect 9,000 residents to their communities through 148 Local Love-funded projects
Children deserve a quality upbringing, but 1 in 5 kids in BC live in poverty. United Way BC helps to provide youth programs to assist kids' development, teaching them life long lessons and setting them up for success.
We should all feel like we are part of a community, but 1 in 10 adults face social isolation. United Way BC programs like Hi Neighbor help to promote connection and participation, strengthening our community.
Everyone has the right to nutritious food, however 1 in 7 Canadians is facing hunger. United Way BC works with food hubs to provide healthy and culturally appropriate food for those who need it.
211 British Columbia
Often people who need help don’t know where to get it. United Way BC operates the 211 BC Helpline which connects people with the community, government and social services that they need.