The UBC Community United Way Campaign takes place during the fall. This year, our campaign will kick off the week of October 9th – A Week of Caring. During this week employees will engage in numerous fundraising initiatives to raise donor dollars and awareness for the United Way of Lower Mainland. The campaign will hold another week of events mid-campaign – Possibility Week.
There are many ways for employees to be involved in the campaign each year – become a campaign associate, become a steering committee member, volunteer at a fundraising event, book an impact speaker at your workplace, participate in a Day of Caring or attend one of the many fundraising events on campus. The number one way in which an employee can support the campaign is by donating through payroll pledge.
United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) is a non-profit organization that delivers more than 300 programs and services to members of Lower Mainland communities and funds 150+ agencies. The United Way focuses on prevention and addresses the underlying causes of critical social issues such as poverty and social isolation before they become crises.
The UBC Community United Way Campaign is an annual workplace campaign that runs in the fall and creates a great opportunity for students, staff and faculty on campus to connect, network and raise funds for a great cause.
The University of British Columbia has a long history with United Way and is the only Board of Governor approved employee campaign since 1976. The UBC Okanagan campus started their United Way campaign in 2005 and has since achieved outstanding results in participation and donations that has greatly impacted their community at Central and South Okanagan and Similkameen.
The University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan) has been the top contributor to United Way for many years. Since 2009 UBC has consistently raised over $500,000 in support of the local community.
In the most recent years UBC has also partnered with the United Way of Lower Mainland to lead research in areas of Middle Childhood Development and Neighborhood Planning as well providing space for the city to hold conversations on Community Engagement, Social Innovation, Public Policy and more.